cachexia

Definitions:

  • Weight loss, wasting of muscle, loss of appetite, and general debility that can occur during a chronic disease.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="cachexy">cachexy</internalXref>.
  • A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).
  • A systemic <xref>wasting</xref> of muscle <xref>tissue</xref>, with or without loss of fat mass, that accompanies a <xref>chronic</xref> <xref>disease</xref>
  • any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
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