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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C08.618.085.852.850.500
C08.618.846.565.500
C10.886.425.800.750.850.500
C18.654.726.750.500.600
Unique ID
D010845
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010845
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome
Pickwickian Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
2006 (1970); see PICKWICK SYNDROME 1964-1969
History Note
2006 (1970); use PICKWICK SYNDROME 1964-1969
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/07/07
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Preferred
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