happy-puppet syndrome

[hăpē-pŭpĭt]

n.

A congenital syndrome of unknown cause that is characterized by mental retardation, ataxic movements, hypotonia, epileptic seizures, prolonged and easily provoked spasms of laughter, prognathism, and an open-mouthed facial expression.

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