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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

"Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome" 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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2010 and 2015 and 2017
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.