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Alternative name(s): fat - obese; overweight
Definition: Excess fat stored in the body. See also diet and calories.
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (Pickwickian syndrome)
Alternative name(s): Pickwickian syndrome
Definition: A group of symptoms that can accompany massive obesity.
Massive obesity interferes with the movement of the chest wall and subsequently reduces the breathing. This results in a decreased ability to oxygenate the blood. Affected individuals suffer from chronic hypoxia (decreased blood oxygen). The Pickwickian syndrome is characterized by massive obesity, flushed face, frequent short episodes of irresistible sleep throughout the day, and disturbed sleep at night. These individuals are at risk for hypoxic cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, and cor pulmonale.
Alternative name(s): OCD; obsessive-compulsive neurosis
Definition: An anxiety disorder characterized by an inability to resist or stop continuous, abnormal thoughts or fears combined with ritualistic, repetitive, and involuntary defense behavior.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Alternative name(s): sleep apnea - obstructive
Definition: Episodes of cessation of breathing lasting 10 seconds or longer during sleep. See also sleep disorders.
Alternative name(s): uropathy - obstructive
Definition: A disorder involving blockage of the flow of urine, resulting in the backup of urine and injury to the kidney(s).
Alternative name(s): asthma - occupational exposure
Definition: A lung disorder characterized by attacks of breathing difficulty, wheezing, prolonged exhalation, and cough, which is caused by various agents found in the work place (see also bronchial asthma).
Occupational hearing loss
Alternative name(s): hearing loss - occupational
Definition: Hearing loss caused by damage to the inner ear from noise or vibration as a result of certain occupations or forms of entertainment.
Alternative name(s): olivopontocerebellar degeneration
Definition: The wasting or decreasing in size of the olivary nucleus, the pons, and the cerebellum of the brain
Definition: A herniation of the intestine or other abdominal contents through the umbilical root and which is covered only by peritoneum (the abdominal membrane) rather than skin.
Alternative name(s): glioma - optic
Definition: A mass created by growth of abnormal cells, or uncontrolled proliferation of cells, in the optic nerve.