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Obesity, Morbid MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Obesity, Morbid
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.726.750.500.700
C23.888.144.699.500.500
Unique ID
D009767
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009767
Annotation
/surg: consider also BARIATRIC SURGERY
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Morbid Obesity
Obesity, Severe
NLM Classification #
QU 250
Previous Indexing
Obesity (1966-1986)
See Also
Biliopancreatic Diversion
Gastric Balloon
Gastric Bypass
Gastroplasty
Jejunoileal Bypass
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/04/18
Revision Date
2021/07/07
Obesity, Morbid Preferred
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