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Kallmann syndrome

noun Kall·mann syndrome \ ˈkȯl-mən- \
variants: or Kallmann's syndrome \-mən(z)-\

medical Definition of Kallmann syndrome

:a hereditary condition marked by hypogonadism caused by a deficiency of gonadotropins and anosmia caused by failure of the olfactory lobes to develop

Biographical Note for kallmann syndrome

  • Kallmann, Franz Josef (1897–1965), American geneticist and psychiatrist. Kallmann held positions as a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and as chief psychiatrist at a state psychiatric institute in New York. He was best known for demonstrating how hereditary factors could play a major role in the development of psychoses. In 1952 he produced an important study that investigated the role of heredity in determining homosexuality.

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