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  • 1 wasting — 1. SYN: emaciation. 2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation. salt w. inappropriately large renal excretion of salt despite the apparent need of the body to retain it. * * * wast·ing wā stiŋ …

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  • 2 mass-wasting — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: mass (II) + wasting, n. : the process involving movement of mantlerock that is controlled directly by gravity and that includes such gradual movements as creep and solifluction and such rapid movements as produce… …

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  • 3 muscular dystrophy — Pathol. a hereditary disease characterized by gradual wasting of the muscles with replacement by scar tissue and fat, sometimes also affecting the heart. [1865 70] * * * Inherited disease that causes progressive weakness in the skeletal (and… …

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  • 4 Marasmus — Not to be confused with Marasmius. Marasmus Classification and external resources Child suffering with Marasmus in India ICD 10 E …

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  • 5 emaciate — /i may shee ayt /, v.t., emaciated, emaciating. to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh. [1640 50; < L emaciatus, wasted away, equiv. to e E + maciatus, ptp. of maciare to produce leanness (maci(es) leanness + atus… …

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  • 6 sarcopenia — (sar.coh.PEE.nee.uh) n. The age related loss of muscle mass and strength. sarcopenic adj. Example Citation: Regardless of the causes, losing weight or the will and energy to stay active sets in motion a downward spiral. Sarcopenia the loss of… …

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  • 7 tabes — n. gradual wasting away, progressive emaciation …

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  • 8 atrophy — n. Emaciation (from want of nourishment), consumption, marasmus, decline, gradual wasting …

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  • 9 consumption — n. 1. Extinction, destruction, waste, expenditure, use, using up. 2. Phthisis, marasmus, atrophy, decline, tabes, gradual wasting, progressive emaciation …

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  • 10 marasmus — n. Atrophy, phthisis, consumption, tabes, emaciation, decline, gradual wasting …

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  • 11 decline — I. v. n. 1. Lean downward, incline, slope. 2. Decay, sink, droop, languish, pine, fail, become feeble. 3. Deteriorate, degenerate, be impaired. 4. Decrease, lessen, diminish, wane, fall away. II. v. a. 1. Refuse, reject, avoid. 2 …

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  • 12 consumption — n 1. use, expenditure, diminution, loss, reduction, depletion, exhaustion; waste, dissipation, dispersion, misuse; wear and tear, harm, damage; destruction, ruin, ruination, ravagement, devastation; demolition, wrecking, razing, gutting,… …

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  • 13 emaciate — e•ma•ci•ate [[t]ɪˈmeɪ ʃiˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing to make abnormally thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh • Etymology: 1640–50; < L ēmaciātus, ptp. of ēmaciāre=ē e + maciāre, der. of maciēs leanness, wasted state e•ma•ci•a′tion, n …

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  • 14 muscular dystrophy — mus′cular dys′trophy n. pat a hereditary disease characterized by gradual wasting of the muscles • Etymology: 1865–70 …

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  • 15 emaciate — /əˈmeɪsieɪt / (say uh mayseeayt), /i / (say ee ) verb (t) (emaciated, emaciating) to make lean by a gradual wasting away of flesh. {Latin ēmaciātus, past participle} …

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  • 16 Marasmus — Wasting away, as occurs with children who have kwashiorkor. Also called cachexia, is usually a result of protein and calorie deficiency. * * * Cachexia, especially in young children, primarily due to prolonged dietary deficiency of protein and… …

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  • 17 endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …

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  • 18 mass movement — an organized effort by a large number of people, esp. those not forming part of the elite of a given society, to bring about pervasive changes in existing social, economic, or political institutions, frequently characterized by charismatic… …

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  • 19 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 20 Atrophy — For the American thrash metal band, see Atrophy (band) Atrophy Classification and external resources Mice with spinal muscular atrophy MeSH …

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