Prader-Willi syndrome

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Pra·der-Wil·li syndrome

A genetic disorder characterized by short stature, intellectual disability, involuntary craving for food with subsequent obesity, behavior and learning problems, and incomplete sexual development.

[After Andrea Prader (1919-2001), Swiss pediatrician and endocrinologist, and Heinrich Willi (1900-1971), Swiss pediatrician.]

Prader-Willi syndrome

(Medicine) a congenital condition characterized by obsessive eating, obesity, mental retardation, and small genitalia
[C20: after Andrea Prader (1919–2001) and Heinrich Willi (1900–71), Swiss paediatricians]
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Andrea Prader is regarded as one of the founding fathers of pediatric endocrinology (Couper & Couper, 2000).