exogenous obesity


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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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Children with exogenous obesity are generally tall for their age and may display advanced bony maturation and pubertal features.
Like Fenfluramine, the FDA approved Phentermine as a short-term adjunct in the management of exogenous obesity. The drug is not approved for use in combination with other anorectics.
([micro]g/dl) ([micro]U/ml) disorder 1 1.4 ([down arrow]) 37 ([up arrow]) Exogenous obesity 2 2.2 ([down arrow]) 223 ([up arrow]) Iron deficiency anemia; growth retardation; parasitosis 3 10 (N) 2.2 (N) Growth retardation 4 12.3 (N) 3.4 (N) Mild mental retardation 5 3.3 ([down arrow]) 1.9 (N) Growth retardation (*)Key[T.sub.3] = triiodothyronine; [T.sub.4] = thyroxine TSH = thyroid-stimulating hormone; N = normal; [up arrow] = high [down arrow] = low.