cerebrohepatorenal syndrome

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cerebrohepatorenal syndrome cer·e·bro·hep·a·to·re·nal syndrome (sěr'ə-brō-hěp'ə-tō-rē'nəl, sə-rē'brō-)
n.
An inherited syndrome marked by hypotonia, incomplete myelinization of nervous tissue, craniofacial malformations, hepatomegaly, and small glomerular kidney cysts.

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cerebrohepatorenal syndrome

congenital disorder characterized by complete absence or reduction in the number of peroxisomes in cells. In the mid-1960s Swiss American pediatrician Hans Zellweger described the familial disorder among siblings; the syndrome was later named for him in recognition of his discovery

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