Other Names for this Disease
- Froelich's adiposity
- Froelich's syndrome
- Froehlich syndrome
- Adiposogenital dystrophy
- Babinski-Froelich syndrome
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hypogonadism due to a hypothalamic-pituitary disorder. The hypothalamus is a part of the brain where certain functions such as sleep cycles and body temperature are regulated. The pituitary is a gland that makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body. Froehlich syndrome is acquired (i.e., not thought to be inherited or genetic). This syndrome appears to affect males more commonly. The term 'Froelich syndrome' is rarely used today.Froelich syndrome is characterized by obesity and
Last updated: 9/15/2010
- Froelich syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Froelich%27s%20Syndrome. Accessed 9/15/2010.
- Physical changes of puberty. In: Kronenberg eds.,. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2008;
- The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research Web site has information on male hypogonadism. Click on the link above to view the information page.
- hypogonadism provides more information on pituitary disorders and !LINK!. MedlinePlus is a Web site designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.