cachexia

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  • noun

Synonyms for cachexia

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

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Previous studies concluded that Adp may be a marker of muscle wasting in HF and it levels are elevated in patients with cardiac cachexia (3, 9, 10).
The result may arouse suspicion about the hypothesis, which proposes that Adp levels simply reflects disease severity or cardiac cachexia in patients with HF
Cardiac cachexia is weight loss due to the debilitating condition of heart failure.
These include hemodilution, cardiac cachexia, biventricular heart failure, reduced colloid osmotic pressure causing pulmonary edema, and reduced tolerability and use of optimal medical therapy, said Dr.
ACE inhibitor therapy delays the onset of cardiac cachexia, said Stefan D.