metabolic syndrome


noun

Pathology. a group of medical conditions present simultaneously in a patient, as high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels, and an excess of abdominal fat, that increases a person's risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.Also called insulin resistance syndrome.

Nearby words

  1. metabolic coma,
  2. metabolic craniopathy,
  3. metabolic equivalent,
  4. metabolic heat,
  5. metabolic pathway,
  6. metabolism,
  7. metabolite,
  8. metabolize,
  9. metabolome,
  10. metabolomics

Origin of metabolic syndrome

First recorded in 1990–95

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British Dictionary definitions for insulin resistance syndrome

metabolic syndrome

noun

a condition associated with obesity including symptoms such as glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
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