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wasting syndrome
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
Definition
A condition of involuntary weight loss of greater then 10% of baseline body weight. It is characterized by atrophy of muscles and depletion of lean body mass.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2012
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Used For
wasting disease
Broader Term
pathological processes and conditions
Related Term
cachexia
diet-related diseases
emaciation
failure to thrive
lean body mass
weight loss
Spanish
síndrome debilitante
Term Number
772