Proopiomelanocortin deficiency | definition of proopiomelanocortin deficiency by Medical dictionary
proopiomelanocortin deficiency A hereditary condition (OMIM:609734) characterised by early-onset obesity, adrenal insufficiency (ACTH deficiency) and red hair.
Defects of POMC, which encodes proopiomelanocortin, cause proopiomelanocortin deficiency.
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Treated with a Melanocortin-4 Receptor Agonist.
Recently, setmelanotide, a MC4R agonist, was shown to be effective in treatment of patients with proopiomelanocortin deficiency