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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.

bar′i·at′ric adj.
bar′i·a·tri′cian (-ə-trĭsh′ən) n.


(ˌbær iˈæ trɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
[1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (compare baro-) + -iatrics]
bar`i•at′ric, adj.
bar`i•a•tri′cian (-əˈtrɪʃ ən) n.
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The temporary character of anorexia shows that anorexia is a short-lasting disease with high risks for acute complications, however obesity shows a long-lasting, irreversible pathophysiologic history, which does not really depend on drugs in the long term and which is not corrected with obesity surgery in the long term, except very large radical operations, that cause numerous health problems .
ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach.
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The National Hospital for Obesity Surgery had hoped to launch in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and start treating patients from last April.
The company covers obesity surgery for select groups of self-insured clients, and it's excluded for its fully insured business.
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