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Resulting from excessive consumption of a natural substance.


1. Consuming or tending to consume.
2. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
A person afflicted with consumption.

con·sump′tive·ly adv.


(kŏn-sŭmp′tiv) [L. consumptivus, wasteful, destructive]
1. Pert. to or afflicted with tuberculosis.
2. Pert. to a decrease in a required resource resulting from disease or use. For example, a consumptive coagulopathy is a tendency to bleed resulting from use of clotting factors.

Patient discussion about consumptive

Q. If someone is a recovering alcoholic, should he refrain from alcohol consumption in food as well? I mean, can he eat a cake or a sauce which has alcohol in it?

A. I love to here storys like that lixuri, keep up the good work--my mother/father liked to party when i was young,-im52yrs old now but my sister died because of parents being drunk and using drugs. but i agree that alcohol is not the real problem, it the people who put it on the market-they make videos with young people drinking on television--thay make banners showing people having a good time,with cigarettes. but where is the warning material letting young people know that alcohol is a drug,an cause seriouse side effects if not used the right way--I throught that our government was suppose to look out for us.there is something very wrong with this picture--young people are most in danger of becomming addicted--if that doesnt get you depressed i dont know what will------mrfoot56

Q. willing to know the type of sugar which is harmless for consumption to maintain good health? I am a health conscious guy willing to know the type of sugar which is harmless for consumption to maintain good health?

A. Xylitol is a natural sweetener made from birch tree bark. It sounds bad, but I think it is much better than stevia, which can be bitter. It's fairly expensive, but worth it because it doesn't spike blood sugar levels.

Q. I want to know how it’s good for brain and heart and what its consumption limit per day? I love walnuts and I almost eat 4-6 walnuts per day. I know it’s good for brain and heart. My family does not have any history of heart attack. My family is a happy family and anyone can easily be jealous of our family. All our family members regularly take walnuts. I think the secret behind the happiness could be walnuts and its regular consumption. I want to know how it’s good for brain and heart and what its consumption limit per day?

A. as johnson10 said, walnuts have a big amount of Omega-3 in it, and that is it's big advantage. you see, the only way for us to get it is from deep see fish. and because not all of us eat fish- it's good that you can eat walnuts. omega-3 is a fatty acid that nerves membrane needs in order to function well.

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consumptive effects), or indirectly through non-consumptive effects such as "fear", where predators alter prey time budgets and foraging activity leading to reduced time spent foraging and reduced plant tissue eaten (Danner & Joern 2003b, Schmitz et al.
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If the human experience of disease is founded as much in "cultural performance" as in pathological processes (Frankenberg 622), then a traumatic social reality compelled the performance of powerful narratives about the consumptive patient in the nineteenth century.
But they must not be based on the growth of consumptive industries.
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A hemangioma that rapidly increases in size has the potential to trap platelets and cause a consumptive coagulopathy.