metabolic syndrome

  1. 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.

Origin of metabolic syndrome

First recorded in 1990–95
  • Also called insulin resistance syndrome .

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British Dictionary definitions for metabolic syndrome

metabolic syndrome

  1. 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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