Prader-Willi syndrome

noun
Pra·​der-Wil·​li syndrome | \ ˈprä-dər-ˈvi-lē- \

Definition of Prader-Willi syndrome

: a genetic disorder characterized especially by short stature, mental retardation, hypotonia, functionally deficient gonads, and uncontrolled appetite leading to extreme obesity

First Known Use of Prader-Willi syndrome

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Prader-Willi syndrome

Andrea Prader born 1919 and Heinrich Willi †1971 Swiss pediatricians

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Prader-Willi syndrome

noun
Pra·​der-Wil·​li syndrome | \ ˈprä-dər-ˈvil-ē- \

Medical Definition of Prader-Willi syndrome

: a genetic disorder characterized by short stature, mental retardation, hypotonia, abnormally small hands and feet, hypogonadism, and uncontrolled appetite leading to extreme obesity

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