PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME (PWS|

a congenital disorder characterized by cognitive retardation, short height, hypogonadism, insensitivity to pain, hypotonia, obesity, and short feet and hands. It is inflicted by an irregularity of chromosome 15, viewed most often in males, possibly because the gonadal abnormality is easier to identify in males. Affected people have an extreme appetite and are continually foraging for food. Whenever diabetes mellitus is correlated with the condition, it is referred to as Royer's syndrome.

PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME (PWS|: "Prader-Willi syndrome is more widely recognized in the medical community as Prader-Labhart-Willi-Fanconi syndrome."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME (PWS|," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prader-willi-syndrome-pws/ (accessed October 20, 2018).
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