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The gravitational force exerted on an object, usually by the earth. The unit of weight is the newton (1 newton equals 0.225 lb). The difference between weight and mass is that the weight of an object varies with the force of gravity, but the mass remains the same. For example, an object weighs less on the moon than on earth because the force of gravity is less on the moon; but the mass of the object is the same in both places.
SEE: mass (3)
Many diseases cause alterations of body weight (BW). BW decreases in Addison's disease, AIDS, cancer, chronic diarrhea, chronic infections, untreated type I diabetes mellitus, anorexia, prolonged lactation, marasmus, obstruction of the pylorus or thoracic duct, starvation, tuberculosis, and peptic ulcer.

Normal weight depends on the frame of the individual. SEE TABLE: 1983 Metropolitan Height and Weight Tables for Men and Women According to Frame, Ages 25 to 59

1983 Metropolitan Height and Weight Tables for Men and Women According to Frame, Ages 25 to 59

 Men Women Height (in shoes)* Weight in Pounds (in indoor clothing)† Height (in shoes)* Weight in Pounds (in indoor clothing)† Ft. In. Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame Ft. In. Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame 5 2 128-134 131-141 138-150 4 10 102-111 109-121 118-131 5 3 130-136 133-143 140-153 4 11 103-113 111-123 120-134 5 4 132-138 135-145 142-156 5 0 104-115 113-126 122-137 5 5 134-140 137-148 144-160 5 1 106-118 115-129 125-140 5 6 136-142 139-151 146-164 5 2 108-121 118-132 128-143 5 7 138-145 142-154 149-168 5 3 111-124 121-135 131-147 5 8 140-148 145-157 152-172 5 4 114-127 124-138 134-151 5 9 142-151 148-160 155-176 5 5 117-130 127-141 137-155 5 10 144-154 151-163 158-180 5 6 120-133 130-144 140-159 5 11 146-157 154-166 161-184 5 7 123-136 133-147 143-163 6 0 149-160 157-170 164-188 5 8 126-139 136-150 146-167 6 1 152-164 160-174 168-192 5 9 129-142 139-153 149-170 6 2 155-168 164-178 172-197 5 10 132-145 142-156 152-173 6 3 158-172 167-182 176-202 5 11 135-148 145-159 155-176 6 4 162-176 171-187 181-207 6 0 138-151 148-162 158-179

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(wāt )

The gravitational force exerted on an object, usually by the earth. The unit of weight is the newton (1 newton equals 0.225 lb). The difference between weight and mass is that the weight of an object varies with the force of gravity, but the mass remains the same. For example, an object weighs less on the moon than on earth because the force of gravity is less on the moon; but the mass of the object is the same in both places.
SEE: mass (3)
Many diseases cause alterations of body weight (BW). BW decreases in Addison's disease, AIDS, cancer, chronic diarrhea, chronic infections, untreated type I diabetes mellitus, anorexia, prolonged lactation, marasmus, obstruction of the pylorus or thoracic duct, starvation, tuberculosis, and peptic ulcer.

Normal weight depends on the frame of the individual. SEE TABLE: 1983 Metropolitan Height and Weight Tables for Men and Women According to Frame, Ages 25 to 59

1983 Metropolitan Height and Weight Tables for Men and Women According to Frame, Ages 25 to 59

 Men Women Height (in shoes)* Weight in Pounds (in indoor clothing)† Height (in shoes)* Weight in Pounds (in indoor clothing)† Ft. In. Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame Ft. In. Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame 5 2 128-134 131-141 138-150 4 10 102-111 109-121 118-131 5 3 130-136 133-143 140-153 4 11 103-113 111-123 120-134 5 4 132-138 135-145 142-156 5 0 104-115 113-126 122-137 5 5 134-140 137-148 144-160 5 1 106-118 115-129 125-140 5 6 136-142 139-151 146-164 5 2 108-121 118-132 128-143 5 7 138-145 142-154 149-168 5 3 111-124 121-135 131-147 5 8 140-148 145-157 152-172 5 4 114-127 124-138 134-151 5 9 142-151 148-160 155-176 5 5 117-130 127-141 137-155 5 10 144-154 151-163 158-180 5 6 120-133 130-144 140-159 5 11 146-157 154-166 161-184 5 7 123-136 133-147 143-163 6 0 149-160 157-170 164-188 5 8 126-139 136-150 146-167 6 1 152-164 160-174 168-192 5 9 129-142 139-153 149-170 6 2 155-168 164-178 172-197 5 10 132-145 142-156 152-173 6 3 158-172 167-182 176-202 5 11 135-148 145-159 155-176 6 4 162-176 171-187 181-207 6 0 138-151 148-162 158-179

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