Definition of decompensation in English:

decompensation

Syllabification: de·com·pen·sa·tion
Pronunciation: /dēˌkämpənˈsāSHən
 
/

noun

Medicine
1The failure of an organ (especially the liver or heart) to compensate for the functional overload resulting from disease.
More example sentences
  • The major contributing factor for heart failure decompensation was medication lapses.
  • Patients with chronic liver disease and signs of decompensation should be assessed for transplantation before they become critically ill.
  • We excluded patients with hepatitis B, HIV infection, or hepatic decompensation.
1.1 Psychiatry The failure to generate effective psychological coping mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or disintegration, especially that which causes relapse in schizophrenia.

Derivatives

decompensated

Pronunciation: /-ˈkämpənˌsātid/
adjective
More example sentences
  • ‘This is a significant finding from a large population of patients and will certainly aid in the development of guidelines for treating patients with acute decompensated heart failure,’ said Abraham.
  • The single most expensive diagnosis in the U.S. health care system, acutely decompensated heart failure, represents 1 million primary and 2.5 million secondary hospital admissions annually.
  • A complete diagnosis should include the cause of the liver disease and determine if the patient has decompensated liver disease.

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