exogenous obesity


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exogenous obesity

obesity caused by a caloric intake greater than needed to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Compare endogenous obesity. See also obesity.

exogenous obesity

Obesity caused by overeating (as opposed to endogenous obesity, which is caused by a physical abnormality such as metabolism defects).

ex·og·e·nous o·be·si·ty

(eks-oj'ĕ-nŭs ō-bē'si-tē)
State of overweight caused by overeating.

exogenous obesity

Obesity due to an excessive intake of food.
See also: obesity
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Although the drugs were designed for the short-term management of exogenous obesity, some patients have remained on the drugs for years.
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Phentermine has been on the market since 1959 and remains on the market today as short-term treatment of exogenous obesity, in conjunction with caloric reduction and lifestyle changes.