An eponym is a word or words derived from the proper name of a person or place. In Medicine, an eponym is usually a diagnosis or procedure named after one or more people who researched the subject, published about it, or were just the first ones to describe it.

Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi Anemia is a genetic disorder that affects the bone marrow'sability to produce new or healthy red blood cells. Both parents mustcarry the affected gene to pass the disorder onto their children. ... read more »

Prader–Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome is a syndrome characterized clinically by the following symptoms: hypotonia, hypogonadism, and extreme obesity. It was first described by Prader, Labhardt and Willi in 1956 on the basis of nine children with the tetrad of small stature, mental retardation, obesity and small hands and feet. ... read more »

Asherman Syndrome

Asherman syndrom is a medical condition associated with scarring, intrauterine adhesions, or synechiae, inside the uterus, the formation of scar tissue inside the uterus.  ... read more »

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a duplication chromosome. Patients with Down syndrome have two copies of chromosome 21 so they are born with 47 chromosomes as opposed to the normal 46. ... read more »

Eponyms or Syndromes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

According to the Webster dictionary, an eponym is a word or words derived from the proper name of a person or place. ... read more »

Klinefelter Syndome 47, XXY

What is Klinefelter syndrome? Klinefelter syndrome is a set of symptoms named after Dr. Harry Fitch Klinefelter, Jr. who was an American rheumatologist and endocrinologist. ... read more »

Proteus Syndrome

Hans-Rudolph Wiedemann is the pediatrician that discovered Wiedemann syndrome, later called Proteus Syndrome. ... read more »

Canavan Disease

Canavan Disease is a genetic disorder commonly found in Ashkenazi Jews. The disease causes a premature breakdown of white matter in the brain. The disease is associated with chromosome 17. ... read more »

Machado Joseph Disease

Machado Joseph disease is a genetic disorder affecting muscle movement and development. Unlike many other genetic diseases, only one parent needs to carry the gene to pass the condition onto children. ... read more »

Tay Sachs Disease

Tay Sachs disease is caused by a defective gene on the 15th chromosome. Both parents must have the defective gene to pass the active disease to a child. If both parents carry the defective gene, children have a 25% chance of having an active form of Tay Sachs. ... read more »

Joubert Syndrome

Joubert Syndrome is a condition caused by a malformation of the brain. The condition can be passed from parents to children. To be inherited, parents must possess multiple recessive mutated genes. ... read more »

Moebius Syndrome

Parents look forward to that first cry, first smile and first laugh, but for infants born with Moebius Syndrome, those events will never be a reality. ... read more »