lipohypertrophy


lipohypertrophy
n.
a local build-up of fat tissue near the site of repeated insulin injections, which is both unsightly and tends to alter the rate of absorption of further injections into the body. It is caused by the local action of the insulin, which (among other things) promotes fat storage.

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lipo·hy·per·tro·phy (lip″o-hi-purґtrə-fe) hypertrophy of subcutaneous fat.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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