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Cachexia

noun
1.
Any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease.  Synonyms: cachexy, wasting.






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"Cachexia" Quotes from Famous Books



... food; therefore, the onset may have the similitude of abruptness. Any well masticated solid food can be swallowed through a lumen 5 millimeters in diameter. The inability to maintain the nutrition is evidenced by loss of weight and the rapid development of cachexia. When the stenosis becomes so severe that the fluid intake is limited, rapid decline occurs from water starvation. Pain is usually a late symptom of the disease. It may be of an aching character and referred to the vertebral region or to the neck; or it may only accompany the ...
— Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy - A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery • Chevalier Jackson

... ten years." The causes of death he would place in the following order: gradual cardiac failure; uremia; apoplexy; some complicating acute infection; angina pectoris; accidental causes; acute edema of the lungs and cachexia. An early occurrence of myocardial weakness shows a 50 percent probability that death will be caused by cardiac insufficiency. Heart pains comprise another important indicator of future cardiac death, ...
— DISTURBANCES OF THE HEART • OLIVER T. OSBORNE, A.M., M.D.



Words linked to "Cachexia" :   debility, feebleness, frailty, valetudinarianism, wasting, infirmity, frailness, cachectic



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