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Hirsutism Definition & Overview


Hirsutism is excess hair growth in women and children.

Whether or not hair growth is abnormal depends on:

  • A person's idea of "normal"
  • Family tendencies
  • Ethnic background

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  • Hirsutismo

    Encylopedia entry for Hirsutismo.

    HirsutismoPronounced: Her-soot-ism

  • Hirsutism

    Encylopedia entry for Hirsutism.

    HirsutismPronounced: Her-soot-ism

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