TITLE

pickwickian syndrome

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1668
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term pickwickian syndrome is presented. The term refers to obesity, decreased pulmonary function and polycythemia. It was inspired by Joe, an obese character in "Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21240919

 

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