A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).
The loss of body weight and muscle mass frequently seen in patients with cancer, AIDS, or other diseases.
Seriously poor health; malnutrition and wasting.
Ill health or death induced through prognosis, medication, overdose, radiation and/or chemotherapy
A profound state of constitutional disorder marked by general ill health and malnutrition. An emaciated state of cachexia is often seen in cancer patients.
A generally weakened, emaciated condition of the body.
weight loss and wasting during the course of a chronic disease, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS
physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass caused by disease
General lack of nutrition or wasting that occurs in the course of some cancer cases.
General poor health and malnutrition, including weakness and muscle wasting. Usually associated with serious disease.
Debility and wasting that can occur during a chronic disease.
any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
A dramatic weight loss and general wasting that occurs during chronic disease.
The wasting away of the body; extreme weight loss, usually caused by disease or malnutrition.
involuntary weight loss associated with disordered metabolism characteristic of certain diseases including cancer. Chronic pain - may be mild or severe and is present for long periods of time
The rapid loss of weight along with fatigue, weakness, and loss of appetite. This can be a serious problem for patients with advanced cancer.
Severe malnutrition, weakness, and muscle wasting resulting from a chronic disease
A profound and marked state of constitutional disorder; general iii health and malnutrition, wasting.
Pronunciation: (ka-KEK-see-a) Loss of body weight and muscle mass, and weakness that may occur in people with breast cancer, AIDS, or other chronic diseases.
Generalized weakening and malnutrition that often accompanies cancer and is often the cause of death in cancer patients.
In cancer, the progressive wasting that occurs in the late stages of disease, resulting from derangements in various metabolic processes.
General weight loss and muscle wasting that occurs during the course of a chronic illness such as cancer.
general wasting due to illness or stress.
General weight loss and muscle wasting occurring in the course of a chronic disease
abnormally low weight, weakness and general bodily decline associated with chronic disease
A profound and marked state of general ill health and malnutrition (weight loss).
General ill health and malnutrition, marked by weakness and emaciation, usually associated with a serious disease.
Weight loss, wasting of muscle, and debility.
A state of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting.
loss of body weight and muscle mass and weakness that may occur in patients with cancer or other chronic disease. It is a common manifestation of late stage mesothelioma.
A state of poor health, malnutrition and wasting which may occur with chronic diseases.
weight loss due to chronic disease or prolonged emotional stress
Malnutrition and wasting due to illness.
Cachexia (kuh-kek-see-uh) is loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and anorexia (a significant loss of appetite - not anorexia nervosa) in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight. It can be a sign of various underlying disorders; when a patient presents with cachexia, a doctor will generally consider the possibility of cancer, certain infectious diseases (e.g. tuberculosis, AIDS) and some autoimmune disorders. Cachexia physically weakens patients to a state of immobility stemming from anorexia, asthenia, and anemia, and response to standard treatment is usually poor.