marasmus


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marasmus

[mə′raz·məs]
(medicine)
Chronic severe wasting of the tissues of the body, particularly in children, due to malnutrition.
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We need families and educators who are aware of this new reality, intelligently prepared for the new media, not only for the marasmus of new terms or the latest devices but also for the simple skills required to accompany their children on this new adventure of communicative interaction that takes place in their very bedrooms and invades all corners of their lives.
Over 5 percent of children between ages one and five were gravely malnourished, to the point of suffering from kwashiorkor and marasmus that would have permanent consequences for mental and physical development.
Whole-body protein kinetics in marasmus and kwashiorkor during acute infection.
It was noted that children developed stunted growth because they were underfed and as a result suffered from diseases such as poor vision, marasmus, rickets, kwashiorkor, coughs, stomach aches, headaches and diarrhoea and thus such a child is weak.
12) Low serum albumin is a common finding in marasmus and kwashiorkor.
It is known that increase synthesis of CRP is lower in malnourished than in eutrophic children and even lower in children with kwashiorkor than those with marasmus (10).
or parent substitutes (caretakers in orphanages, babysitters, and the like; Bowlby, 1969; Clarke-Stewart, 1977), or, if insufficient, their development can be delayed (Korner, 1974) and may regress, or even end in terminal marasmus (Bowlby, 1969).
And adding even more detail to the linguistic map is the almost ostentatious technical and scientific vocabulary in the narrative: pollex, surd, calenture, spalling, birl, fleam, ferrule, pelisse, blouson, marasmus, shallop, spurlinglines .
Soon after independence the prevalence of marasmus and kwashiorkor in young children was quite high.
Pioneer studies have indicated that this experimental diet, RBD, produces in rats a type of under-nutrition similar to that prevalent among children from this region of Brazil, namely an association with nutritional dwarfism, with some clinical signs of marasmus Teodosio et al.
The prevalence of protein energy malnutrition (kwashiorkor, marasmus and marasmic kwashiorkor) was 8.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said last month that there were problems in obtaining clean water and sanitation in Ukhahlamba and attributed the deaths to severe malnutrition, kwashiorkor, pneumonia, poor sanitation and marasmus.