emaciation


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emaciation

[i‚mā·sē′ā·shən]
(medicine)
A wasted condition of the body; the process of losing flesh so as to become extremely lean.
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In the months following the initial emaciation event, TPWD-CF staff received fewer reports of emaciated fish from commercial fish houses and recreational anglers.
Nic de Brauwere, head of welfare at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, said: "They were extremely weak and in varying stages of emaciation.
In the native language of Sri Lanka, beriberi means "weakness" and describes a condition of progressive muscular degeneration, heart irregularities and emaciation.
Almost certainly his death was due to chronic and extreme emaciation.
Almost certainly Scott's death was due to chronic and extreme emaciation," Dr Lewis Halsey of the University of Roehampton in London said.
Given Willow's emaciation, the defendant failed to address the causes of under-nourishment.
The most prominent symptoms are diarrhoea, inappetence, weakness, emaciation, dehydration, and depression before death (Mathew et al.
This was accompanied by night sweats, increasing appetite and yet emaciation.
Just the memory of unsuccessful calls to agency screeners begging them to investigate Jeanette's emaciation and injury - and of being flicked away as if she were an unwelcome ant at a picnic.
Progressive emaciation associated with recurrent infections may lead to death at that stage.
Anorexia patients commonly present with emaciation, skin and hair dryness, cold intolerance, bradycardia, and orthostatic hypotension.
Our manager estimated that, due to the extent of its emaciation, it must have been starved of food for five to six weeks.