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comorbid

[koh-mawr-bid] /koʊˈmɔr bɪd/
adjective
1.
(of medical conditions) present simultaneously in a patient: comorbid insomnia and anxiety; depression comorbid with phobias;
diabetics with comorbid hypertension.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; co-+ morbid ( def 2 )
Related forms
comorbidity, noun
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Examples for comorbidity
  • Fibromyalgia has also been identified in other studies as a comorbidity of ibs.
  • comorbidity and child psychopathology recommendations for the next decade.
Word Origin and History for comorbidity
n.

1985, from co- "along with" + morbidity "diseased condition." Comorbid (adj.) is a 1990 back-formation.

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comorbidity in Medicine

comorbidity co·mor·bid·i·ty (kō'môr-bĭd'ĭ-tē)
n.
A concomitant but unrelated pathological or disease process.

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