comorbidity

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co- +‎ morbidity

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comorbidity (plural comorbidities)

  1. (medicine) The presence of one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to a primary disease or disorder.
    • 2006, Ruth Gross-Isseroff, Abraham Weizman, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Comorbidity[1]:
      The reported comorbidity between categorical personality disorders and OCD ranges between 33 and 87 percent (Bejerot et al, 1998).
  2. (medicine) The effect of such additional disorders or diseases.

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