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Synonyms for cachexia

any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

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This usually occurs in end stage diseases when general condition of the patient is cachexic and debilitating.
All of the 3 patients were in a cachexic state due to malignancy or chronic kidney disease.
According to world wide reports, methodone maintenance therapy (MMT) patients tend to be between 25 and 35 years old, undernourished, cachexic in appearance and with general health problems including asthma, diabetes and clinical depression.
On examination he was cachexic and had oral candidosis and penile ulcers typical of genital herpes (subsequently confirmed by a polymerase chain reaction test).
In our study, the collection protocol explicitly called for the exclusion of cachexic patients by the collecting pathologist or physician; however, the effectiveness and balance of this procedure could not be determined.
The mice developed antibodies, which the investigators used to identify and purify a compound circulating in the blood of cachexic mice but not in that of normal mice.