cachexia

[ kuh-kek-see-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF cachexia
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There exists in some individuals a predisposition to "catching cold," independent of any cachexia.

In the cachexia from tumours an increase of the eosinophil cells has been observed by various authors.

The cachexia and rapid decline are not seen in catarrhal ulceration.

It produces anæmia and cachexia in animals when given in small repeated doses.

The symptoms which induce women to seek medical aid are haemorrhage, foetid discharge, and later pain and cachexia.

The Cachexia Africana, like other spanœmic states of the system, may run into Phthisis, or become complicated with it.

Malaria, if severe, may interrupt gestation through fever or cachexia.

WORD ORIGIN

"bad general state of health," 1540s, from Latinized form of Greek kakhexia "bad habits," from kakos "bad" (see caco-) + -exia, related to exis "habit or state," from exein "to have, be in a condition," from PIE root *segh- "to hold, hold in one's power, to have" (see scheme (n.)). Related: cachexic.

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