Masculinization

  • (noun): The abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction).
    Synonyms: masculinisation, virilization, virilisation

Some articles on masculinization:

Alpha-fetoprotein - Function
... The main function of this is to prevent the masculinization of female fetuses ... into estradiol by aromatase in many tissues may be an important step in masculinization of that tissue ... Masculinization of the brain is thought to occur both by conversion of testosterone into estradiol by aromatase, but also by de novo synthesis of estrogens ...
Defeminization And Masculinization
... Defeminization and masculinization are the processes that a fetus goes through to become a male ... Two processes defeminization, and masculinization, are involved in producing male typical morphology and behavior ... Masculinization involves the production of male typical morphology (development of the Wolffian ducts into male reproductive structures) and behavioural ...
Heterosexuality - Academic Study - Biological - Prenatal Hormonal Theory
... The neurobiology of the masculinization of the brain is fairly well understood ... in females is linked to a lower amount of masculinization than is found in lesbian females, though when dealing with male heterosexuality there are results supporting both higher and lower degrees of ...
Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome - Signs and Symptoms
6, are differentiated by the degree of genital masculinization grade 1 is indicated when the external genitalia is fully masculinized, grade 6 is indicated when the external ... information regarding the degree of genital masculinization, and is particularly useful when the diagnosis is PAIS ... with a 46,XY karyotype is great enough to partially prevent the masculinization of the genitalia, but is not great enough to completely prevent genital masculinization ...
Progestin-induced Virilisation - History - Androgens
... The first drugs reported to cause fetal masculinization were the androgens methandriol and methyltestosterone in the mid 1950s ... is contraindicated because of the risk of masculinization of external genitalia of female fetuses ... The first case report of fetal masculinization of the external genitalia of a female infant born to a mother inadvertently treated in pregnancy with danazol was published in 1981 ...