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Descriptor English: Wasting Syndrome
Descriptor Spanish: Síndrome Debilitante
Descriptor Portuguese: Síndrome de Emaciação
Descriptor French: Syndrome cachectique
Entry term(s): Wasting Disease
Wasting Diseases
Wasting Syndromes
Tree number(s): C18.452.915
C18.654.940
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019282
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: human or animal; do not confuse with CACHEXIA: do not make diagnoses, use words of text; HIV WASTING SYNDROME is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
Related: Cachexia MeSH
DeCS ID: 32961
Unique ID: D019282
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Wasting Syndrome - Preferred
Concept UI M0028712
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Wasting Syndrome
Entry term(s) Wasting Disease
Wasting Diseases
Wasting Syndromes



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