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Diseases » Monogenic obesity » Glossary

Glossary for Monogenic obesity

  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Obesity-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to obesity or highly related to obesity.
  • Overeating: A term used to describe excessive eating. It is often caused by damage to the part of the brain called the hypothalmos.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.
  • Weight conditions: Disorders affecting body weight, including overweight and underweight conditions.


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