syndrome X


: angina pectoris of a usually benign form in which the coronary arteriogram is normal
: 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 Arnst, Business Week

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“Syndrome X.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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