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Froelich syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Froelich's adiposity
  • Froelich's syndrome
  • Froehlich syndrome
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy
  • Babinski-Froelich syndrome
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Overview

Froelich syndrome is characterized by obesity and 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.[1][2] The term 'Froelich syndrome' is rarely used today.[2] 
Last updated: 9/15/2010

References

  1. Froelich syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Froelich%27s%20Syndrome. Accessed 9/15/2010.
  2. Physical changes of puberty. In: Kronenberg eds.,. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2008;
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Froelich's adiposity
  • Froelich's syndrome
  • Froehlich syndrome
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy
  • Babinski-Froelich syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.