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Introduction: Cachexia

Description of Cachexia

Cachexia: A condition of general poor health involving weakness and a gaunt appearance usually resulting from severe diseases such as cancer.

Cachexia: Loss of body weight and muscle mass, and weakness that may occur in patients with cancer, AIDS, or other chronic diseases.
Source: National Institute of Health

Cachexia: any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cachexia: state of general ill health characterized by malnutrition, weakness, and emaciation; occurs during the course of a chronic disease.
Source: Diseases Database

Cachexia: state of general ill health characterized by malnutrition, weakness, and emaciation; occurs during the course of a chronic disease.
Source: CRISP

Cachexia: General ill health, malnutrition, and weight loss, usually associated with chronic disease.
Source: MeSH 2007

Cachexia: Related Topics

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Cachexia as a Symptom

Cachexia (symptom): physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass caused by...more »

Cachexia (symptom): See Cachexia (symptom information).

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Source: Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Cachexia

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Cachexia can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Cachexia:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Cachexia

The following list attempts to classify Cachexia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • debility,feebleness,frailness,frailty,infirmity
  • bad condition,poor shape,unfitness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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