1. paralysis on one side, affecting the vocal cord, soft palate, trapezius muscle, and sternocleidomastoid muscle, due to a lesion of the nucleus ambiguus and the nucleus accessorius.
2. hypofunction of more than one endocrine gland, which may include the thyroid, adrenals, gonads, parathyroids, and endocrine pancreas, in any combination, along with nonendocrine abnormalities of presumed autoimmune origin, such as vitiligo, alopecia, and pernicious anemia; it occurs primarily in adult females.
Etymology: Adolf Schmidt, German physician, 1865-1918
paralysis on one side, affecting the vocal cord, the soft palate, the trapezius muscle, and the sternocleidomastoid muscle, resulting from a lesion in the brain. Also called vagoaccessory syndrome.
Etymology: Martin Benno Schmidt, German pathologist, 1863-1949
see polyglandular syndrome.