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.
Words nearby metabolic syndrome
Origin of metabolic syndrome
First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for metabolic syndrome
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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