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morbid obesity

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A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).

Extreme form of obesity where body bass index is 40 or more, which is roughly equivalent to 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight.

The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.

Synonyms: Obesity, Morbid, Obesities, Morbid, Severe obesity, Morbid obesity (disorder), Morbid Obesities

Term info

NIFSTD definition citation

NIFSTD:nlx_dys_20090303

SNOMEDCT definition citation

SNOMEDCT:238136002

bioportal provenance

morbid[accessedResource: NIFSTD:nlx_dys_20090303][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Extreme form of obesity where body bass index is 40 or more, which is roughly equivalent to 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight.[accessedResource: NIFSTD:nlx_dys_20090303][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Obesity[accessedResource: MSH:D009765][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Obesity, Morbid[accessedResource: MSH:D009767][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Morbid Obesities[accessedResource: MSH:D009767][accessDate: 05-04-2011], A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).[accessedResource: MSH:D009765][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Severe obesity[accessedResource: DOID:11981][accessDate: 05-04-2011], The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.[accessedResource: MSH:D009767][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Obesities, Morbid[accessedResource: MSH:D009767][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Morbid obesity (disorder)[accessedResource: SNOMEDCT:238136002][accessDate: 05-04-2011]

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Tomasz Adamusiak, James Malone

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