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Synonyms for wasting

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

a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

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In spite of the immense sums cost him by the hospital, by machinery, by cows ordered from Switzerland, and many other things, he was convinced that he was not wasting, but increasing his substance.
As well as wasting the energy, fuel and water that went into producing it, when it decomposes in landfill food produces methane, a damaging greenhouse gas.
Theratechnologies (TSX: TH), Montreal, has announced preliminary results for a Phase II study testing ThGRF, its growth hormone-releasing factor analogue, in patients suffering from chronic wasting, or muscle depletion, secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
She is a leading authority on COPD wasting, an advisor to Theratechnologies, and an investigator in this study.
Not only do the results support proceeding with COPD wasting as an indication but these data are promising with respect to other indications associated with chronic wasting such as congestive heart failure or chronic renal failure.
It's called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), and it's steadily spreading across North America.
Both Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease are kinds of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE).
"Going beyond that is very difficult, and the primary barriers are the lack of manufacturer responsibility and the non-level playing field that subsidizes wasting."