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Medical Term:

Alström syndrome

Pronunciation: ahl'strem

Definition: retinal degeneration with nystagmus and loss of central vision, associated with obesity in childhood; sensorineural hearing loss and diabetes mellitus usually occur after age 10; autosomal recessive inheritance.

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