Prader–Willi syndrome

noun a rare congenital disorder characterized by mental handicap, growth abnormalities, and obsessive eating.
1960s: named after the Swiss paediatricians Andrea Prader and Heinrich Willi.

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  • Prader–Willi syndrome — Prader Willi syndrome Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q87.1 ICD 9 759.81 …   Wikipedia

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — Prader Willi syndrome. См. синдром Прадера Вилли. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — Infobox Disease Name = Prader Willi syndrome Caption = DiseasesDB = 10481 ICD10 = ICD10|Q|87|1|q|80 ICD9 = ICD9|759.81 ICDO = OMIM = 176270 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 1880 MeshID = D011218 Prader Willi syndrome… …   Wikipedia

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — A condition characterized by muscle floppiness (hypotonia), excess appetite that if unchecked leads to obesity, small hands and feet and mental retardation. The syndrome is due to the lack in the child of chromosome region 15q11 13 from their… …   Medical dictionary

  • prader-willi syndrome — ˈprädə(r)ˈvilē noun Usage: usually capitalized P&W Etymology: after Andrea Prader b1919 and Heinrich Willi died 1971 Swiss pediatricians : a genetic disorder characterized by short stature, mental retardation, hypotonia, abnormally small hands… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — Prader Willi Labhart syndrome a congenital condition that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and is due to an abnormality of chromosome 15 (see imprinting). It is marked by pathological overeating and resulting obesity (affected children …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — Syndrome in which there is an absence of paternal chromosome 15q11q13. Short stature, obesity and mild mental retardation are features of the syndrome. Uniparental disomy leads to differences between this and Angelman syndrome where it is the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — noun Etymology: Andrea Prader b1919 and Heinrich Willi died 1971 Swiss pediatricians Date: 1964 a genetic disorder characterized especially by short stature, mental retardation, hypotonia, functionally deficient gonads, and uncontrolled appetite… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — /pradə vɪli ˈsɪndroʊm/ (say prahduh vilee sindrohm) noun Medicine a rare genetic disorder characterised by neurological impairments causing an altered pattern of growth and development with associated excessive appetite presenting in early… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Prader-Willi syndrome — noun A particular human disease, caused by deletion of part of chromosome 15, and manifested by mental retardation and other problems …   Wiktionary

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