marasmus

  • 1 marasmus — ma*ras mus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, to quench, as fire; pass., to die away.] (Med.) A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis. [1913 Webster] Pining atrophy, Marasmus, and wide wasting… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Marasmus — (v. gr.), Welkwerden, Abzehrung, Auszehrung; M. senilis, das Schwinden der Kräfte im Greisenalter …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 3 Marásmus — (griech.), im allgemeinen soviel wie Auszehrung, besonders (M. senilis) Altersschwäche; marantisch, an M. leidend, entkräftet, erschöpft …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 Marásmus — (lat.), körperliche Entkräftung infolge von Krankheiten etc.; M. senīlis, Altersschwäche …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 marasmus — wasting away of the body, 1650s, Modern Latin, from Gk. marasmos a wasting away, withering, decay, from marainein to quench, weaken, wither, from PIE root *mer to rub away, harm (see MORBID (Cf. morbid)). Maras (n.) evidently in the same sense is …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 marasmus — [mə raz′məs] n. [ML < Gr marasmos, a wasting away < marainein, to quench, cause to waste away: see MARE3] a condition of progressive emaciation, esp. in infants, as from inability to assimilate food marasmic adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Marasmus — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 E41 Alimentärer Marasmus Erhebliche Mangelernährung mit Marasmus E42 Kwashiorkor Marasmus Erhebliche Energie un …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

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

    Wikipedia

  • 9 marasmus — marasmic, adj. marasmoid, adj. /meuh raz meuhs/, n. Pathol. malnutrition occurring in infants and young children, caused by insufficient intake of calories or protein and characterized by thinness, dry skin, poor muscle development, and… …

    Universalium

  • 10 Marasmus — Ma|ras|mus der; , ...men <über nlat. marasmus aus gr. marasmós »das Schwachwerden, Abnehmen der Lebenskraft« zu maraínein »ausdörren, verzehren«> allgemeiner geistig körperlicher Kräfteverfall (Med.); Marasmus senilis: Kräfteverfall im… …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 11 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… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 marasmus — n. mixed deficiency of both protein and calories, resulting in severe wasting in infants. Body weight is below 60% of that expected for age, the infant looks ‘old’, has thin sparse hair, is pallid and apathetic, lacks skin fat, and has subnormal… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 13 marasmus — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek marasmos, from marainein to waste away Date: 1656 a condition of chronic undernourishment occurring especially in children and usually caused by a diet deficient in calories and proteins • marasmic adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 marasmus — Wasting of the body due to a deficiency in energy giving food, as opposed to protein deficiency (kwashiokor) …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 15 marasmus — noun Any wasting disease, especially a severe loss of body weight, in children, caused by malnutrition or the inability to digest protein …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 Marasmus — Ma|rạs|mus 〈m.; ; unz.; Med.〉 Schwund der Körperkräfte u. der Körpersubstanz, Verfall des Körpers [zu grch. marainein „sich verzehren“] * * * Ma|rạs|mus, der; , …men [griech. marasmós, zu: marai̓nein = verzehren] (Med.): fortschreitender… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 Marasmus — Ma|rạs|mus 〈m.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; Med.〉 Schwund der Körperkräfte u. Verfall des Körpers [Etym.: <grch. marainein »sich verzehren«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 18 Marasmus — Marạsmus [aus gr. μαρασμος = Schwachwerden, Abnehmen der Lebenskraft] m; , ...men (in fachspr. Fügungen: ....mi): allgemeiner geistig körperlicher Kräfteverfall (bes. im Greisenalter auftretend), „Altersschwäche“ …

    Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • 19 marasmus — mÉ™ ræzÉ™s n. weakening and wasting away of the body which occurs most often in children and infants (Latin) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 marasmus — [mə razməs] noun Medicine undernourishment causing a child s weight to be significantly low for their age. Derivatives marasmic adjective Origin C17: mod. L., from Gk marasmos withering …

    English new terms dictionary


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