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Gynecomastia - Glossary

Written by Anil Golani | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD on Feb 23, 2016
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Hypogonadism: Condition that is more common in males in which production of sex hormones by the germ cells is inadequate.

Hyperthyroidism: Excessive production of thyroid hormone by an overactive thyroid gland.
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Cirrhosis: A type of chronic, progressive liver disease.

Mammograms: An image of breast commonly done to check for breast cancer.

Computerized tomography (CT): An X-ray technique that produces cross-sectional images of tissue structures through the body.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.

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