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PCOS

Abbreviation for polycystic ovary syndrome, a disease of the ovaries, also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome. It is commonly characterized by hirsutism, obesity, menstrual abnormalities, infertility, and enlarged ovaries. Obesity, insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia are risk factors for PCOS. Women with PCOS are at increased risk for developing impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.
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Glucose Intolerance in Obese Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Arslanian SA, Lewy VD, Danadian K. Glucose Intolerance in Obese Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Roles of Insulin Resistance and B-Cell Dysfunction and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001;86:66-71. The roles of insulin resistance and insulin secretion in the pathogenesis of glucose intolerance in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were evaluated in 11 adolescents with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and 10 with normal glucose tolerance (NGT).

Troglitazone Improves Defects in Insulin Action, Insulin Secretion, Ovarian Steroidogenesis, and Fibrinolysis in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Ehrmann DA, Schneider DJ, Sobel BE, et al. Troglitazone Improves Defects in Insulin Action, Insulin Secretion, Ovarian Steroidogenesis, and Fibrinolysis in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1997;82:2108-2116. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)are characterized by defects in insulin action, insulin secretion, ovarian steroidogenesis, and fibrinolysis. We administered the insulin-sensitizing agent troglitazone to 13 obese women with PCOS and impaired glucose tolerance to determine whether attenuation of hyperinsulinemia ameliorates these defects.

Effects of Metformin on Insulin Secretion, Insulin Action, and Ovarian Steroidogenesis in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Ehrmann DA, Cavaghan MK, Imperial J, Sturis J, Rosenfield RL, Polonsky KS. Effects of Metformin on Insulin Secretion, Insulin Action, and Ovarian Steroidogenesis in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1997;82:524-530. Hyperinsulinemia contributes to the ovarian androgen overproduction and glucose intolerance of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).



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