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aquaporins

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n. any of a class of proteins that function as transmembrane water channels. Genetic mutations of aquaporin 2 (AQP-2) are responsible for some distinct forms of nephrogenic...

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bariatrics

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Surgery performed for the purpose of weight loss in obese patients. Most procedures are restrictive, being designed to promote feelings of fullness and satiety after meals (see gastric...

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body fat

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The amount of fat in a human body. It is usually expressed as a percentage of total body weight. An average adult male has about 15–17% body fat: and an average female has about 25% body...

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body mass index

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(BMI) the weight of a person (in kilograms) divided by the square of the height of that person (in metres): used as an indicator of whether or not a person is over- or underweight. For...

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body weight

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The gravitational force that the Earth exerts on a human body at or near the Earth's surface. Body weight is the product of body mass (in kilograms) and acceleration due to gravity (9.81 ms2null...

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cardiovascular disease

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Any one of a number of pathological conditions that involve dysfunction of the heart and vascular system. These conditions include coronary heart disease, atheroma, rheumatic heart disease,...

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childhood onset obesity

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Obesity that first develops during childhood. It usually results in the development of an excessive number of adipocytes (fat cells), which gives a predisposition to obesity in later life....

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cholesterol

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(kŏl-est-er-ol)

a fatlike material (a sterol) present in the blood and most tissues, especially nervous tissue. Elevated blood concentration of cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia)...

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composition of the body

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By far the largest component of the body is water, accounting for some 60% of the total weight, which in a 70 kg person amounts to about 40 litres. Of ...

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debauchery

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A formula for debauchery may be reduced to the single-minded pursuit of flagons, feasts, and fornication. Traditionally one who over-indulgences in the sensual appetites, particularly...

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