Sentence Examples


  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a genetic disorder characterized by a deficiency in the hormones cortisol and aldosterone and an over-production of the hormone androgen.
  • An increase in the male hormone androgen during puberty (seen in both males and females) causes the sebaceous glands to overproduce androgen.
  • Acne is caused by the overproduction of sebum during puberty when high levels of the male hormone androgen cause excess sebum to form.
  • Some boys have adequate amounts of androgen in their system but fail to respond to them, a condition known as androgen resistance.
  • Anti-androgens, drugs that inhibit androgen production, are used to treat women who are unresponsive to other therapies.