Skip to main content
Select Source:

cachexia

cachexia The condition of extreme emaciation and wasting seen in patients with advanced diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Due partly to an inadequate intake of food and mainly the effects of the disease in increasing metabolic rate (hypermetabolism) and the breakdown of tissue protein.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"cachexia." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"cachexia." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cachexia

"cachexia." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Retrieved December 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cachexia

cachexia

cachexia (kă-keks-iă) n. a condition of abnormally low weight, weakness, and general bodily decline associated with chronic disease, such as cancer.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"cachexia." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"cachexia." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cachexia

"cachexia." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Retrieved December 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cachexia