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metabolic syndrome

noun
1.
Pathology. a group of medical conditions present simultaneously in a patient, as high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels, and an excess of abdominal fat, that increases a person's risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Also called insulin resistance syndrome.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95
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British Dictionary definitions for metabolic syndrome

metabolic syndrome

noun
1.
a condition associated with obesity including symptoms such as glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
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Contemporary definitions for metabolic syndrome
noun

a syndrome marked by the presence of usually three or more of a group of factors, such as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, and insulin resistance, that are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes; also called insulin resistance syndrome

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