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Pickwickian syndrome

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noun Pathology.
an abnormality characterized by extreme obesity accompanied by sleepiness, hypoventilation, and polycythemia.
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Origin of Pickwickian syndrome

First recorded in 1955–60; named for Joe, a character in Dickens' The Pickwick Papers who exhibited symptoms of the disorder

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