- Excessive local or general accumulation of fat in the body. SYN: lipomatosis, liposis (1), steatosis (1). [adipo- + G. -osis, condition]- a. cerebralis obesity resulting from intracranial disease, most commonly of the hypothalamus, resulting in hyperphagia.- a. dolorosa a condition characterized by a deposit of symmetrical nodular or pendulous masses of fat in various regions of the body, with discomfort or pain. SYN: Anders disease, Dercum disease, lipomatosis neurotica.- a. orchica SYN: adiposogenital dystrophy.- a. tuberosa simplex a condition resembling a. dolorosa, in which the fat occurs in small, nodular masses, which are sensitive to touch and may be spontaneously painful, on the abdomen or on the extremities.- a. universalis excessive deposition of fat throughout all parts of the body, including the viscera.
* * *1) ADIPOSITY, OBESITY2) the condition of fatty infiltration or degeneration of single organs (as the heart or liver)
* * *(liposis)n.the presence of abnormally large accumulations of fat in the body. The condition may arise from overeating, hormone irregularities, or a metabolic disorder. In adiposis dolorosa, a condition affecting women more commonly than men, painful fatty swellings are associated with defects in the nervous system. See also obesity.
* * *ad·i·po·sis (ad″ĭ-poґsis) [adip- + -osis] 1. obesity. 2. fatty change of an organ or tissue; see under change.
Medical dictionary. 2011.