adiposogenital dystrophy


adiposogenital dystrophy
ad·i·po·so·gen·i·tal dystrophy .ad-ə-.pō-sō-.jen-ət-əl- n 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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a condition seen in adolescent boys characterized by fat distribution of the feminine type and genital hypoplasia associated with lesions of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. Called also adiposogenital degeneration or syndrome and Frцhlich or Babinski-Frцhlich syndrome.

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