Medical Definition of Perry syndrome

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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