Laurence-Moon syndrome


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Lau·rence-Moon syn·drome

(law'rĕnts mūn), [MIM*245800]
disorder characterized by mental retardation, pigmentary retinopathy, hypogenitalism, and spastic paraplegia; autosomal recessive inheritance. This syndrome is to be distinguished from Bardet-Biedl [MIM*209900]: in the past, the two syndromes have been lumped together under the designation of Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

Laurence-Moon syndrome

[lô′rəns mo̅o̅n]
Etymology: John Zachariah Laurence, British ophthalmologist, 1830-1874; Robert C. Moon, American ophthalmologist, 1844-1914
an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by mental retardation, pigmentary retinopathy, hypogonadism, and spastic paraplegia.

Lau·rence-Moon syn·drome

(lawr'ĕns-mūn' sin'drōm)
Disorder characterized by mental retardation, pigmentary retinopathy, hypogenitalism, and spastic paraplegia; autosomal recessive inheritance. This syndrome is to be distinguished from Bardet-Biedl; in the past, the two syndromes have been lumped together under the designation of Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome.