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Descriptor English: Obesity
Descriptor Spanish: Obesidad
Descriptor Portuguese: Obesidade
Descriptor French: Obésité
Tree number(s): C18.654.726.500
C23.888.144.699.500
E01.370.600.115.100.160.120.699.500
G07.100.100.160.120.699.500
SP6.016.047
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009765
Scope note: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Annotation: obese hyperglycemic mice are indexed MICE, OBESE: do not add OBESITY or HYPERGLYCEMIA unless disease particularly discussed; /ther consider also OBESITY MANAGEMENT
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Anti-Obesity Agents MeSH
Appetite Depressants MeSH
Bariatrics MeSH
Body Weight MeSH
Diet, Reducing MeSH
Lipectomy MeSH
Skinfold Thickness MeSH
DeCS ID: 9951
Unique ID: D009765
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Obesity - Preferred
Concept UI M0015159
Scope note A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Preferred term Obesity



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