weight loss, muscle wasting, loss of appetite, and general debility, usually due to a chronic disease, or malnutrition

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  • 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

  • Cachexĭa — (gr., Med.), Verkümmerung des Körpers durch üble Beschaffenheit des Blutes, s. Kachexie. Cachexia virginum (Chlorose), Bleichsucht, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • cachexia — bad general state of health, 1540s, from Mod.L. cachexia, from Gk. kakhexia bad habits, from kakos bad (see CACO (Cf. caco )) + exia, related to exis habit or state, from exein to have, be in a condition, from PIE root *segh …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cachexia — Cachexĭa, s. Kachexie. C. thyreoprīva (C. strumipriva), Ernährungsstörung nach Entartung oder Entfernung der Schilddrüse, bestehend in Anämie, Störung der Gehirnfunktionen, Anhäufung von Schleim …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cachexia — vgl. Kachexie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • cachexia — [kə kek′sēkə kek′sē ə] n. [ModL < Gr kachexia, bad habit of body < kakos, bad + hexis, habit < echein, to have < IE base * seg̑h , to hold fast, conquer > SCHEME] a generally weakened, emaciated condition of the body, esp. as… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • cachexia — noun Etymology: Late Latin cachexia, from Greek kachexia bad condition, from kak cac + hexis condition, from echein to have, be disposed more at scheme Date: 1541 general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cachexia — n. (also cachexy) a condition of weakness of body or mind associated with chronic disease. Etymology: F cachexie or LL cachexia f. Gk kakhexia f. kakos bad + hexis habit …   Useful english 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

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