Question: What is habitus in medical?

Habitus: The physique or body build. Also the posture. For example, corticosteroid therapy can produce a characteristic cushingoid habitus with a moon face, buffalo hump at the back of the neck, and obesity of the trunk. From the Latin for condition from the Latin verb habere meaning to hold.

Is body habitus a medical term?

Body habitus: The physique or body build. For example: The metabolic complications most commonly reported (with HIV infection) are hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and altered body habitus. The term body habitus is somewhat redundant, since habitus by itself means physique or body build.

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