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Obesity, Morbid

"Obesity, Morbid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Obesity, Morbid" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Obesity, Morbid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.