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- 01/10/2015 at 5:19 pm #4235
What is Cachexia? Give the medical definition of Cachexia. Define Cachexia.
- 05/10/2015 at 3:31 pm #4237
Dr. Aditya SardanaKeymaster
The medical term ‘Cachexia’ is derived from the Greek word ‘Kakhexia’ – kakos (bad) + hexis (state, condition). Cachexia is defined as a state of general ill health characterized by malnutrition, muscle wasting, weight loss, weakness and emaciation, usually occurring in association with a debilitating chronic disease or severe disease such as tuberculosis (TB), cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), etc.
Cachexia is also known as Cachexy. A cachexic or cachectic condition is the state of health characterized by cachexia.
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