Obesity, endogenous: Overweight caused by malfunction of the hormonal or metabolic system.
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endogenous obesity, obesity resulting from dysfunction of the endocrine or metabolic system. Compare exogenous obesity. See also obesity.
Endogenous obesity is caused by endocrine gland disturbances and produces the type of obesity in which the fat distribution is uneven and has a specific pattern.
Exogenous obesity is caused by excessive food intake. Endogenous is caused by some abnormality within the body (endocrine or faulty metabolism).
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