• PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Hormones: They are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production. Often, the job of one hormone is to signal the release of another hormone.
  • Cyst: Sac-like structure filled with fluid.
  • Ovaries: Female egg-producing reproductive organ.
  • Ovulation: The process of release of a female egg from the ovaries every month.
  • Androgens: Male sex hormones, what do they do, how does it create side effects, what are they
  • Luteinizing Hormone: A hormone that stimulates ovulation.
  • Insulin: A hormone produced by pancreas which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.
  • Prolactin: A hormone that stimulates milk production from breasts.
  • Cortisol: A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in the body, in response to stress.
  • Immune System: The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.