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Russell syndrome

Pronunciation: rus'el

Definition: failure of infants and young children to thrive due to suprasellar lesions, commonly astrocytomas of the anterior third ventricle; although the growth hormone may be elevated, the child is emaciated and has lost body fat.

See Also: pseudohydrocephaly

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