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diencephalic syndrome
1. A syndrome of early childhood, characterized by progressive emaciation in spite of high caloric intake, a euphoric appearance, and occasionaly vertical nystagmus (oscillatory movement of the eyeballs), tremor, and ataxia, due to a tumor in the diencephalon.
2. Convulsive equivalent, a form of epilepsy, especially in children.
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