Definition of cachexia in English:
Weakness and wasting of the body due to severe chronic illness.
- This age discrepancy occurred despite a lower prevalence of arteriosclerosis, cachexia, and hepatitis B in women and no significant differences in the frequencies of other infectious diseases.
- Anorexia and cachexia caused by wasting syndromes are best managed with patient and family education, as well as a possible trial of appetite stimulants such as megestrol or dexamethasone.
- The patient's general appearance should be assessed for evidence of resting dyspnea, cyanosis and cachexia.
Definition of cachexia in:
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