cancer cachexia
anorexia-cachexia syndrome in cancer patients.

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  • cachexia — Loss of body weight and muscle mass, and weakness that may occur in patients with cancer, AIDS, or other chronic diseases …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cachexia — SignSymptom infobox Name = Cachexia ICD10 = R64 ICD9 = ICD9|799.4 Cachexia (pronEng|kəˈkɛksiə) is loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight. [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Cancer — Can cer, n. [L. cancer, cancri, crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Gr. karki nos, Skr. karka[.t]a crab, and prob. Skr. karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Cf. {Canner}, {Chancre}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of decapod… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cancer cells — Cancer Can cer, n. [L. cancer, cancri, crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Gr. karki nos, Skr. karka[.t]a crab, and prob. Skr. karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Cf. {Canner}, {Chancre}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cancer root — Cancer Can cer, n. [L. cancer, cancri, crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Gr. karki nos, Skr. karka[.t]a crab, and prob. Skr. karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Cf. {Canner}, {Chancre}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cachexia — Ca*chex i*a, Cachexy Ca*chex y, n. [L. cachexia, Gr. kachexi a; kako s bad + e xis condition.] A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cancer — For other uses, see Cancer (disambiguation). Cancer Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Cachexia — Physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass caused by disease. Patients with cancer, AIDS, or other major chronic diseases may appear cachetic. * * * A general weight loss and wasting occurring in the course of a chronic disease or… …   Medical dictionary

  • cachexia — cachectic /keuh kek tik/, cachectical, cachexic, adj. /keuh kek see euh/, n. Pathol. general ill health with emaciation, usually occurring in association with cancer or a chronic infectious disease. Also, cachexy /keuh kek see/. [1535 45; < LL <… …   Universalium

  • cachexia — n. a condition of abnormally low weight, weakness, and general bodily decline associated with chronic disease. It occurs in such conditions as cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, and malaria …   The new mediacal dictionary

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