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i·deal body weight (IBW),

a weight that is believed to be maximally healthful for a person, based chiefly on height but modified by factors such as gender, age, build, and degree of muscular development.
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ideal body weight

A person's optimum weight, defined by the Metropolitan Life Tables, see there.
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i·deal bod·y weight

(IBW) (ī-dēl bodē wāt)
Weight believed to be maximally healthful for a person, based chiefly on height but modified by factors such as gender, age, build, and degree of muscular development.
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It is observed that onset of action is more quick and duration of muscle relaxation was doubled in group-II (ideal body weight)12 as compared to group-I (total body weight).
When complications were categorized according to the Clavien classification, there was only one Grade 3 complication, which occurred in the ideal body weight group and required surgical intervention (colonic injury).
As the prevalence of obesity reaches pandemic level, it's imperative that medical science continue to develop novel methods with which we can help patients achieve ideal body weight.
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The region's policy on fertility services reads: "Women who are not at their ideal body weight, either underweight or overweight, are less likely to benefit from fertility treatment.
On admission, the patients were at 80% of their ideal body mass index (BMI), based on 50th percentile ideal body weight for age.
Julie said: "He is in quite a poor condition and weighs only one third of his ideal body weight." The RSPCA thinks the prairie dog must have escaped from captivity or been abandoned by a collector.
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Navy Commander Pauline Storum, a spokesperson for the prison, said no detainee was in danger but 31 inmates were being force-fed, which happens after a detainee either had gone three weeks without a meal, had fallen below 85 per cent of his ideal body weight, or if a doctor has recommended it as a medical necessity to preserve a his life.
Whereas from 2001 to 2007, the average answer women gave to a question asking for their "ideal body weight" ranged from 134 to 138 pounds, today that figure is 140.
When ventilating mechanically, current consensus favours parameters based on ideal body weight (IBW) initially and adjusting according to regular arterial blood gas measurements.