deconditioned


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deconditioned

adjective 
Neurology
Referring to a state of prolonged underuse of muscles, which may trigger a cycle of increasing disability.
 
Sports medicine
Referring to a musculoskeletal group that had previously been trained for a particular activity, but which has been underused or under-exercised.

deconditioned

Neurology adjective Referring to a musculoskeletal group that had previously been trained for a particular activity–eg, pole vaulting, cross-country running, etc, which has been underutilized, or suffered prolonged disuse. See Conditioned.
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When deconditioned people try to exercise, they may tire quickly and experience dizziness or other discomfort, then give up trying to exercise and find the problem gets worse rather than better.
They therefore experience difficulties recovering from their deconditioned state and maintaining the physical fitness required to walk with a prosthesis.
Tai chi is well suited for heart failure patients because the physical component "is low impact [and] nonstrenuous, and can easily be performed by the elderly or the more severely deconditioned patients," she said.
Most individuals after stroke are deconditioned and have low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness.
As a result, many LTC communities are moving to provide environments and create opportunities that encourage and motivate their residents--including those who are frail, deconditioned, or living with chronic conditions--to begin an exercise program and keep physically active.
After being in plaster for so long my leg was deconditioned and with hindsight, I should never have gone to Germany with England.
Older people can become deconditioned fol lowing any major surgery.
Kenji Carp, clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates in Eugene, said he's aware from following the research that whole body vibration "really appears to help fairly deconditioned people, and it also apparently can enhance the performance of elite athletes without using illegal substances.
Due to the prolonged nature of her hospitalization and limited mobility secondary to the external drainage devices, the patient was deconditioned.
16) As their diseases progress, patients will become increasingly breathless, deconditioned and depressed.
Because it is probable that the participants were deconditioned on entering the study, one would expect initial outcomes consistent with adaptation due to overload.