usual body weight


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usual body weight

Abbreviation: UBW
Body weight value used to compare a person's current weight with his or her own baseline weight. The UBW may be a more realistic goal than the ideal body weight for some individuals. See: ideal body weight
See also: weight
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When patients lose 10% or more of their usual body weight, using anabolic agents is a suggested strategy (DeSanti, 2000).
Many of the participants had lost 10% or more of their usual body weight (Demling & DeSanti, 1998).