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H

Hyperplasia

Increase in the number of cells


hypertrophy

enlargement of cells


O

obesity

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

the clinical term for body weight in excess of 20%–30% above standard weights found in height– weight tables. Not an accurate measure of the amount of excess fat



overweight

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

clinical term for body weight higher than height–weight standards, but less than the 20%–30% that is designated obesity.