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glucostatic theory

the theory that short-term regulation of food intake is governed by the rate of glucose metabolism (i.e., utilization) rather than by overall blood levels of glucose. See also lipostatic hypothesis. [proposed in the 1950s by French-born U.S. nutritionist Jean Mayer (1924–1993)]

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hand–arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

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