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Synonyms for masculinization

the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)

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By contrast, the degree of masculinization determined in the present study with the same scale is associated with total sterility of T.
Sensitive periods for the androgen-induced masculinization of the rat spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus.
In an attempt to produce an all-female population, masculinization of a normal mixed-sex population will be the initial step according to the laws of Mendelian inheritance (the offspring of an XX female and an XX male will be all female).
Komatsu T, Nakamura S, Nakamura M (2006) Masculinization of female golden rabbit fish Siganus guttatus using an aromatase inhibitor treatment during sex differentiation.
This coincided with the impact of the Quiet Revolution, which sidelined the women of religious orders who had formerly provided social work leadership, so that a distinct masculinization of the upper echelons of the field emerged.
Morimoto et ah; "Gendering Truck Driving Songs: The Cultural Masculinization of an Occupation," by Jason T.
Finally further studies during development particularly during sexual differentiation in order to explain the origin of clitoral urethra and a possible intrauterine masculinization of the female are required.
Women transitioning into men will take testosterone, leading to masculinization, including the growth of facial and body hair.
3,8) In 25% of the cases, luteomas are hormonally active leading to secretion of androgens causing masculinization in mothers and female infants (60-70% cases).
In boys, long-term testicular functions and sperm production are regulated with mini puberty and mini puberty contributes to masculinization of the brain.
Masculinization is a common feature of many adult cases, which is due to stromal leutinization, as suggested by Chervenak.
My assumption that the WAR metaphor functions as a masculinization device is supported by Suzanne Fleischmann ("Language and Medicine" in Schiffrin, Tannen and Hamilton, The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, 2001), who states that "to the extent that war is still a largely male enterprise, [the WAR] metaphor subtly reinforces [the social domain's] traditional gender bias.
These include adverse effects on blood lipid levels; increased risk of heart attack and stroke; masculinization of women; shrinkage of the testicles; breast enlargement; infertility in males; and short stature in children.
She offers insights about how O'Brien's work opens an alternative to the quest model for war literature, which in turn opens an alternative to the homosocial bildungsroman as a model for understanding the masculinization process.
De-feminization and masculinization are the differentiating processes that a fetus goes through to become male.