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Definition of Dysmetabolic syndrome X

Dysmetabolic syndrome X: A constellation of metabolic abnormalities in serum or plasma insulin/glucose level ratios, lipids (triglycerides, LDL cholesterol subtypes and/or HDL cholesterol), uric acid levels, coagulation factor imbalances and vascular physiology. (This is the official definition by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists of this condition which is also known as the metabolic syndrome and syndrome X.)

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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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