Advertisement

What is androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)?

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a condition that affects sexual development. People with AIS are genetically male, which means they have one X and one Y chromosome. However, unlike other males, people with AIS don't respond to male sex hormones, called androgens. This inability to process androgens causes people with AIS to have physical characteristics of females.

Continue Learning about Metabolic Disorders

Types of Porphyria: Acute, Cutaneous and More
Types of Porphyria: Acute, Cutaneous and More
Porphyria is the name given to a group of metabolic disorders related to abnormal enzyme activity during the production of heme, an important componen...
Read More
4 Helpful Resources for Porphyria Patients
4 Helpful Resources for Porphyria Patients
Porphyria is the term used to describe a group of metabolic disorders that affect the nerves, skin and gastrointestinal tract—or in some cases, all th...
Read More
What is systematic amyloidosis?
Penn MedicinePenn Medicine
There are three major types of systemic amyloidosis: Primary amyloidosis (AL), the most common f...
More Answers
How do I manage my metabolic disorder on a daily basis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Depending on the type and severity of the metabolic disorder, a variety of daily treatments may help...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.