obesity (o-be´si-te)

An abnormal increase of fat in the subcutaneous connective tissues.adiposity (1), corpulence, corpulency;
hypothalamic o. o. caused by disease of the hypothalamus.
hypothalamic o. with hypogonadism dystrophia adiposogenitalis
morbid o. o. sufficient to prevent normal activity or physiologic function, or to cause the onset of a pathologic condition.
simple o. o. resulting when caloric intake exceeds energy expenditure.


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