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Definition of Perry syndrome

Perry syndrome: A familial form of Parkinson disease together with depression, weight loss and central hypoventilation in which there is failure of the normal control by the central nervous system over breathing. Perry syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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