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Hirsutism MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hirsutism
Tree Number(s)
C17.800.329.750
C23.888.971.468
Unique ID
D006628
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006628
Scope Note
A condition observed in WOMEN and CHILDREN when there is excess coarse body hair of an adult male distribution pattern, such as facial and chest areas. It is the result of elevated ANDROGENS from the OVARIES, the ADRENAL GLANDS, or exogenous sources. The concept does not include HYPERTRICHOSIS, which is an androgen-independent excessive hair growth.
NLM Classification #
WR 455
See Also
Hypertrichosis
Public MeSH Note
66; was see under HYPERTRICHOSIS 1963-65
History Note
66(64); was see under HYPERTRICHOSIS 1963-65
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Hirsutism Preferred
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