Definitions for wasting syndrome
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word wasting syndrome
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A condition of involuntary weight loss of greater then 10% of baseline body weight. It is characterized by atrophy of muscles and depletion of lean body mass. Wasting is a sign of MALNUTRITION as a result of inadequate dietary intake, malabsorption, or hypermetabolism.
Find a translation for the wasting syndrome definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these wasting syndrome definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"wasting syndrome." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 31 Jul 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/wasting syndrome>.