noun[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal growth of hair on a woman’s face and body.
- If a woman has irregular menses, abrupt hair loss, hirsutism, or acne recurrence, an endocrine evaluation is appropriate.
- Simultaneously, she was developing hirsutism, excessive growth of body hair.
- Obesity, acne, hirsutism, and acanthosis nigricans may be signs of polycystic ovary syndrome or diabetes mellitus.
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