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Disease Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Name Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Synonyms Hypoventilation Syndrome, Obesity | Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome | Pickwickian Syndrome | Syndrome, Obesity Hypoventilation | Syndrome, Pickwickian
Definition 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.
Categories Nervous system disease | Nutrition disorder | Respiratory tract disease
MeSH® ID D010845

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1. DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Respiration Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Apnea Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Sleep Apnea Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
2. DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Respiration Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Respiratory Insufficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hypoventilation Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
3. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Wake Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dyssomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Apnea Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
4. DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Overnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Obesity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

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