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metabolic syndrome

noun

Definition of METABOLIC SYNDROME

:  a syndrome marked by the presence of usually three or more of a group of factors (as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, and high fasting levels of blood sugar) that are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes —called also insulin resistance syndrome
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First Known Use of METABOLIC SYNDROME

1991
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metabolic syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of METABOLIC SYNDROME

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

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