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progressive lipodystrophy

progressive lipodystrophy in Medicine

progressive lipodystrophy n.
A condition characterized by a complete loss of the subcutaneous fat of the upper torso, arms, neck, and face, sometimes with an increase of fat in the tissues about and below the pelvis. Also called Barraquer's disease.

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