ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA

generally a hereditary or inborn illness classified by the presence of higher than average dispersion of adrenal chemicals like cortisol precursors and androgens, which can in turn stimulate the female sex organs to take on a more manly appearance as well as enlarge the appearance of the penis in males. Initially, kids develop at an accelerated rate, however, growth of the bones is slower than average. Due to this, when they reach adulthood, they are shorter than the commonplace adult.

ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA: "Adrenal hyperplasia is fortunately uncommon, but for those affected, there is still little that can be done to counteract it's development."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/adrenal-hyperplasia/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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