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 present study, anaemia, Intermittent fever and emaciation were the most frequent clinical signs observed in dogs infected with H.
The early die-offs were attributed to parasitism and emaciation, but beginning in 2006, a suite of distinct lesions was observed concomitant with the isolation of a previously unknown RNA virus.
Primarily affecting young female adolescents between ages 15 and 19, AN is characterized by distorted body image and self-imposed food restriction to the point of emaciation or death.
The disease can cause emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and can even lead to death.
All these factors predispose the animals to different diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites leading the animal towards emaciation, loss in general body condition, production loss and sometimes leads to death of the animal by exposing the animal to other life threatening conditions.
During Fall 2012, the black drum population in the Baffin Bay area of the ULM experienced an emaciation event.
The medical evidence, the judge said, showed that Daniel's emaciation was regarded by experts as "unprecedented" in Britain.
Upon arrival he was on the verge of emaciation and dehydrated, and we named him Nibbles as he was so hungry he was nibbling our fingers.
In a lecture about the nutrition situation in Syria, al-Abboud referred to a recent rise in the indicators of emaciation, underweight and dwarfism among children under five as a result of the current crisis.
They are going to treat his skin problem and his emaciation. I was unable to get any more information than that, but he is safe and warm.
Daniel's emaciation, like that of a famine victim, was "unprecedented", a judge said.
The forensic doctor also opined that the victim suffered from "intense emaciation" caused by malnutrition.