Froelich’s syndrome


Froelich syndrome (medical condition): A rare syndrome where damage to the hypothalamus impairs the activity of the pituitary gland resulting in obesity, sluggishness and delayed puberty .Froehlich syndrome is a constellation of endocrine abnormalities believed to result from damage to the hypothalamus, a part of the brain where certain functions such as sleep cycles and body temperature are regulated. Froehlich syndrome appears to be acquired while certain other disorders that resemble it, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, are geneti


* Obesity * Delayed puberty * Retarded growth * Short stature * Malformed fingernails