Kallman's syndrome


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Noun1.Kallman's syndrome - hypogonadism with anosmia; a congenital sexual disorder that prevents the testicles from maturing at puberty
hypogonadism - incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
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There was tragedy even in Jimmy Scott's birth: He had Kallman's Syndrome, an hereditary, hormonal deficiency that arrested his growth, and as an adult, his voice and his appearance caused many to mistake him often for a woman.
Born into abject poverty in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1925, he was later diagnosed with Kallman's syndrome, a hormonal deficiency that restricted his growth and sexual development.
The resultant cell lines and transfection methods developed by this project could lead to the effective treatment of conditions such as Kallman's syndrome, for which only long term replacement hormone therapy currently exists for children born with this hereditary condition.