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syndrome X

noun \ -ˈeks \

medical Definition of syndrome X

1 :angina pectoris of a usually benign form in which the coronary arteriogram is normal
2 :metabolic syndrome
  • Metabolic syndrome, sometimes called syndrome X, was first defined in 1988 as a collection of health risks that may increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease two-and-a-half to four times, and diabetes by four to six times.
  • —Catherine ArnstBusiness Week10 Oct. 2005

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