Prader-Willi syndrome

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Prader-Willi syndrome

[¦präd·ər ¦wil·ē ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A genetic disorder that is caused by defects on the paternally derived chromosome 15, causing mild mental retardation, neonatal hypotonia, hypogonadism, compulsive overeating, childhood onset obesity, and mild facial dysmorphism.
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The rare eating disorder Prader Willi Syndrome, (PWS), causes sufferers to eat continuously.
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James Frary was only four when he died from Prader Willi syndrome, which made his brain unable to accept his stomach was full.