Fröhlich syndrome


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ad·i·po·so·gen·i·tal dys·tro·phy

a disorder characterized primarily by obesity and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism in adolescent boys; dwarfism is rare, and when present is thought to reflect hypothyroidism. Vision loss, behavioral abnormalities, and diabetes insipidus may occur. Fröhlich syndrome is a common synonym for this disorder. Although the original case involved a pituitary tumor, most cases are thought to result from hypothalamic dysfunction in areas regulating appetite and gonadal development. The most common causes are pituitary and hypothalamic neoplasms.
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dys·tro·phi·a ad·i·po·so·ge·ni·ta·lis

(dis-trō'fē-ă ad-i-pō'sō-jen-i-tā'lis)
A disorder characterized primarily by obesity and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism in adolescent boys; dwarfism is rare, and when present is thought to reflect hypothyroidism. Visual loss, behavioral abnormalities, and diabetes insipidus may occur. The most common causes are pituitary and hypothalamic neoplasms.
Synonym(s): adiposogenital dystrophy, Fröhlich syndrome, hypophysial syndrome.
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Fröhlich,

(Froelich), Alfred, Austrian neurologist and pharmacologist, 1871-1953.
Fröhlich dwarfism - dwarfism with Fröhlich syndrome.
Fröhlich syndrome - dystrophia adiposogenitalis, originally involving an adenohypophysial tumor. Synonym(s): Launois-Cléret syndrome

Launois,

Pierre-Emile, French physician, 1856-1914.
Launois-Bensaude syndrome - accumulation and progressive enlargement of collections of adipose tissue in the subcutaneous tissue of the head, neck, upper trunk, and upper portions of the upper extremities. Synonym(s): multiple symmetric lipomatosis
Launois-Cléret syndrome - Synonym(s): Fröhlich syndrome
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dys·tro·phi·a ad·i·po·so·ge·ni·ta·lis

(dis-trō'fē-ă ad-i-pō'sō-jen-i-tā'lis)
Disorder characterized primarily by obesity and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism in adolescent boys.
Synonym(s): adiposogenital dystrophy, Fröhlich syndrome, hypophysial syndrome.
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