Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
"Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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HYPOVENTILATION syndrome in very obese persons with excessive ADIPOSE TISSUE around the ABDOMEN and DIAPHRAGM. It is characterized by diminished to absent ventilatory chemoresponsiveness; chronic HYPOXIA; HYPERCAPNIA; POLYCYTHEMIA; and long periods of sleep during day and night (HYPERSOMNOLENCE). It is a condition often related to OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA but can occur separately.
|Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
- Hypoventilation Syndrome, Obesity
- Syndrome, Obesity Hypoventilation
- Pickwickian Syndrome
- Syndrome, Pickwickian
- Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome
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