Pickwickian syndrome

noun

Pick·​wick·​ian syndrome (ˈ)pik-ˈwik-ē-ən- How to pronounce Pickwickian syndrome (audio)
: obesity accompanied by somnolence and lethargy, hypoventilation, hypoxia, and secondary polycythemia

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“Pickwickian syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pickwickian%20syndrome. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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