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Made complex; denoting a disease on which a morbid process or event has been superimposed, thus altering symptoms and modifying its course for the worse.
[L. com-plico, pp. -atus, to fold together]


/com·pli·cat·ed/ (kom´plĭ-kāt″ed) involved; associated with other injuries, lesions, or diseases.


Made complex; denoting a disease on which a morbid process or event has been superimposed, thus altering symptoms and modifying its course for the worse.
[L. com-plico, pp. -atus, to fold together]

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Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity? Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?

A. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.

Q. What Are the Complications of Alcoholism? What is the damage and complications cause by alcoholism?

A. the complications very by each individual,everyone is different,but alcoholism it not only hurts you, but it hurts everyone around you also,your playing with a loaded gun.

Q. What are the complications of osteoarthritis? I have been suffering from osteoarthritis for over a year now. What are the complications of this disease?

A. Osteoarthritis, as other chronic arthritic diseases, has a very debilitating influence, due to the great pain people often suffer from. It sometimes becomes impossible to walk or stand up, and thus it lead to less movement, weight gain, development of blood clots and venous stasis. The emotional stress can be very debilitating as well.

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This is no paradox, once we are able to see the distinctions between simplisticness and simplicity and the ways both relate to complexity and complicatedness.
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I prefer the greater speed and uncertainty and complicatedness of now.
I stress all these polarities, sometimes assumed and sometimes explicitly dealt with in this book, to suggest the complicatedness of Taves's task and to indicate something of the sophistication with which she brings it off.
Di fferent from Hong Kong movies, however, the cinematic complicatedness that Fifth Generation film exhibits is not merely this kind of "double writing" or exotic differend, but rather a contradictory mode of self-translation that transforms cross-cultural fetishism into a defamiliarizing exploration.
I mention Fuss's work because she offers a psychological explanation for the complicatedness of identity, something noted by the interviewees.
According to the Minister of Agriculture, the complicatedness of the distribution system resulted from Pusri's incompetence in handling its duties.
The stability of an ecosystem is a direct function of complicatedness as measured by the number of components of which the ecosystem is made.
I make a distinction between "complicatedness" and "complexity": complicatedness is a measure of the number of nonredundant events per unit time at the musical surface; complexity is a measure of the types and levels of mental representation that the listener unconsciously assigns to the musical surface.
un-systemic thinking (as a dialectical system) Systems/systemic/ Un-systemic/ holistic thinking traditional thinking Interdependences, relations, Independence, dependence, openness, interconnectedness, closeness, a single dialectical system viewpoint/system Complexity (& complicatedness) Simplicity, or complicatedness alone Attractors No influential force(s), but isolation Emergence No process of making new attributes Synergy, system, synthesis No new attributes resulting from relations Whole, holism, big picture, holon Parts and partial attributes only Networking, interaction, interplay No mutual influences
Despite various pressures, from the complicatedness of the cloves trading mechanism, the antismoking campaigns, the increase in cigarette duty bands, to the current economic turmoil, the cigarette industry has managed to survive and grow.
At one level, complexity in common usage means only complicatedness, but at another level that use of complexity has an eye on what is making the situation so complicated.