adiposogenital dystrophy

noun
ad·​i·​po·​so·​gen·​i·​tal dystrophy | \ ˌad-ə-ˌpō-sō-ˌjen-ət-ᵊl- How to pronounce adiposogenital dystrophy (audio) \

Medical Definition of adiposogenital dystrophy

: a combination of obesity, retarded development of the sex glands, and changes in secondary sex characteristics that results from impaired function or disease of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus

called also Fröhlich's syndrome

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“Adiposogenital dystrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adiposogenital%20dystrophy. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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