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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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Albumin synthesis rates are not decreased in hypoalbuminemic cachectic cancer patients with an ongoing acute-phase protein response.
It is not clear whether the symptoms of anorexia and early satiety are secondary to the increased prevalence of orthopnoea and atrial fibrillation in the CC group which might of themselves lead to decreased calorie intake and undernutrition, or whether these symptoms are related to a malabsorption syndrome in the cachectic group.
The bird was bright, alert, and responsive but was cachectic in spite of being polyphagic; it exhibited ataxia and head tremors, and had difficulty balancing while preening.
An improved understanding of the cachectic muscle response to anabolic stimuli is of great clinical importance, given that cachexia cannot be fully reversed by conventional nutritional support [2].
In fact, myostatin, where serum levels are elevated in CKD and in cachectic states, may act as a negative regulator of muscle growth and differentiation [13,14], whereas HGF exerts proliferative and differentiative stimuli on muscle cells.
Beyond supporting the cachectic patient's malnourished state, nutrition plays a vital role in its own right in treating cancer.
She had a cachectic and old appearance, coarse face, extraverted nostrils, dry and loose skin, decreased subcutaneous adipose tissue, bilateral simian creases, diffuse hypertrichosis, which was especially prominent on the face, gingival hypertrophy, cliteromegaly, and prominent nipples (Picture 1-2).
The previous studies reported that sedation and life-threatening respiratory depression is more likely to occur in elderly, cachectic, or debilitated patients while receiving opioids as they may have altered pharmacokinetics or altered clearance compared to younger, healthier patients.
Often patients suffering from this type of cancer are malnourished or cachectic at the time of diagnosis.
On admission, she weighed 6 lbs 12 oz and appeared cachectic. Her hemoglobin level was 13 g/dL, with 21.4% methemoglobin.
Increased concentrations of tumour necrosis factor in "cachectic" patients with severe chronic heart failure.
Food-fluid Intake [less than] 50%; Weight WNL; Adequate output Eats if fed, [less than]50%; Slightly under/over weight; Adequate output Inadequate food-fluid intake; Eats 30-50%; Moderately underweight or tube-fed None to very poor intake; 0-30% consumed; Cachectic; Obese
Physical examination disclosed crackles in both lungs and cachectic appearance.
On admission, she was cachectic, febrile (39 [degrees]C), hypotensive (100/65 mmHg), tachycardic (117 beats/min), and tachypneic (30 respirations/min).
[27] have reported that weight loss in the cachectic patient predominantly affects muscle protein; however, bone and fat tissue are likewise affected later in the course of the disease.