decompensate


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decompensate

(dē-kom′pĕn-sāt″) [ de- + L. compensare, to counterbalance]
To fail or lose stability or ability to function; to suffer decompensation.

decompensate,

n the development or worsening of a mental disorder.
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An underlying poor cardiac function may masquerade the true picture of the air space disease characteristic of SARS, especially if the stress of infection decompensates left ventricular ejection fraction.