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adiposogenital dystrophy ad·i·po·so·gen·i·tal dystrophy (ād'ə-pō'sō-jěn'ĭ-tl)
n.
A disorder characterized primarily by obesity and genital hypoplasia either of which may be caused by a tumor of the adenohypophysis or lesions of the hypothalamus.

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rare childhood metabolic disorder characterized by obesity, growth retardation, and retarded development of the genital organs. It is usually associated with tumours of the hypothalamus, causing increased appetite and depressed secretion of gonadotropin. The disease is named for Alfred Frohlich, the Austrian neurologist who first described its typical pattern

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