Florschutz formula

Flor·schütz for·mu·la

an obsolete means of determining the appropriate relationship between height and abdominal circumference: L : (2B - L), L representing the individual's height and B the circumference of the abdomen; the normal value so determined would be 5, and any below that would indicate obesity.

Florschütz formula

An obsolete formula for determining obesity, based on a subject's height and abdominal girth. Abdominal girth may be increased in absence of obesity—e.g., ascites of hepatic cirrhosis; measurement the triceps skin-fold thickness is preferred for determining obesity.


Georg, German physician, 1859–.
Florschütz formula - the correct relation of height to the abdominal circumference.
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