[lôr′əns mo̅o̅n′ bärdā′ bē′dəl]
Etymology: John Z. Laurence, English ophthalmologist, 1829-1870; Robert C. Moon, American ophthalmologist, 1844-1933; Georges Bardet, French physician, b. 1885; Artur Biedl, Czechoslovakian physician, 1869-1933
a hereditary condition characterized by obesity, hypogenitalism, mental deficiency, polydactylism, and retinitis pigmentosa. It is transmitted as an autosomal-recessive trait.
Laurence-Biedl syndrome(1) Bardet-Biedl syndrome (see there), OMIM:209900.
(2) Laurence-Moon syndrome (see there), OMIM:245600.
Until recently, it was common practice to consolidate these two conditions together as the Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome.