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Chiari-Frommel syndrome

noun Chi·ari-From·mel syndrome \ kē-ˈär-ē-ˈfrȯm-əl-, -ˈfräm- \

medical Definition of Chiari-Frommel syndrome

:a condition usually occurring postpartum and characterized by amenorrhea, galactorrhea, obesity, and atrophy of the uterus and ovaries

Biographical Note for chiari-frommel syndrome

  • Frommel \ˈfrȯm-əl\, Richard Julius Ernst (1854–1912), German gynecologist. Frommel in 1882 published his description of atrophy of the uterus due to prolonged lactation. Because of Chiari's earlier contribution, the disorder is now known as the Chiari-Frommel syndrome.

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