Wasting

Wasting: 1. Gradual loss (for example, of weight), deterioration, emaciation. As in a wasting disease. 2. Excessive depletion. As in salt wasting, the excessive loss of salt.
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Wasting

Wast'ing adjective Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune. Wasting palsy (Medicine) , progressive muscular atrophy. See under Progressive .
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wasting

Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune. ... <medicine> Wasting palsy, progressive muscular atrophy. See Progressive. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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wasting

(wāst´ing) the gradual deterioration of an individual, usually with loss of strength and muscle mass; it may be accompanied by loss of appetite, which makes it worse. excessive depletion.
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Wasting

• (a.) Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waste
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Wasting

In medicine, wasting refers to the process by which a debilitating disease causes muscle and fat tissue to "waste" away. Wasting is sometimes referred to as "acute malnutrition" because it is believed that episodes of wasting have a short duration, in contrast to stunting, which is regarded as chronic malnutrition. ==Causes== Wasting can be ca...
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wasting

Type: Term Pronunciation: wāst′ing Definitions: 1. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation. Synonyms: emaciation
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