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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His levels of emaciation were like those seen in parts of Africa, the court heard.
The disease is spread by blood-sucking flies and causes fever, anaemia, emaciation and finally death.
They found Jess suffering from emaciation, external parasite infestation, skin disease, arthritis and pressure sores on her elbows.
The results revealed that neither lipolytic activity nor emaciation affected serum iron concentrations.
Prosecuting, Christopher Johnson said: ``The animal must have suffered from malnutrition for up to four weeks before reaching this degree of emaciation.
Hepatozoonosis, a dog disease transmitted by ticks, with symptoms of fever and emaciation.
He was shown the two-year-old dog which, because of emaciation, had a pointed head and whose bones were very prominent.
A doctor who had worked in India had to take advice from the World Health Organisation on how to treat the boys, because he had never seen a case of marasmus - intense emaciation due to malnutrition - in the UK.
In order to reach that state of emaciation Mr Prowell said the horses must have been neglected for a period of two to three months.
His body was in a completely wretched state and I was shocked at the severity of his emaciation.
Seamus scored one on a scale of zero to five - where zero is emaciation and five is prime.
In the 55,000 digital images, smuggled out by an alleged defector from Syria's military police, the victims' bodies showed signs of torture, including ligature marks around the neck and marks of beatings, while others show extreme emaciation suggestive of starvation.