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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.

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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Obesity, Morbid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Obesity, Morbid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 814 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 91 publications in 2021
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