Frohlich's syndrome


Frohlich's syndrome
Fröh·lich's syndrome or Froeh·lich's syndrome 'frā-liks-, 'frǣ-liks- also Fröhlich syndrome n ADIPOSOGENITAL DYSTROPHY
Fröhlich 'frǣ-lik Alfred (1871-1953)
Austrian pharmacologist and neurologist. Fröhlich investigated a wide range of topics bearing on pharmacology and neurology including the influence of various therapeutic agents on the central nervous system, the pathways for visceral pain, the contraction of striated muscle fibers, and the effect of pituitrin upon the autonomic nervous system. He published his account of the condition now known as Fröhlich's syndrome in 1901.

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a disorder of the hypothalamus (part of the brain) affecting males: the boy is overweight with sexual development absent and disturbances of sleep and appetite. Medical name: dystrophia adiposogenitalis.
A. Fröhlich (1871-1953), Austrian neurologist

Medical dictionary. 2011.