deconditioning


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deconditioning

 [de-kon-dish´un-ing]
the loss of muscle tone and endurance due to chronic disease, immobility, or loss of function.

deconditioning

(dē″kŏn-dĭsh′ŭ-nĭng)
A loss of physical fitness due to failure to maintain an optimal level of physical activity or training. Inactivity for any reason may lead to deconditioning. For example, individuals placed on prolonged bedrest may experience overall deconditioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems.
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This deconditioning of the spinal antigravity muscles contributes to an increased injury risk to astronauts when they return to Earth's gravity, where many must undergo a period of intense rehabilitation.
Moon and Mars) will lead to musculoskeletal deconditioning in astronauts that will increase spinal injury risk and reduce operational effectiveness, risking mission failure.
Carrying out routine oral assessments and care for older adults gives nurses the chance to detect early and prevent disease and deconditioning, and can promote general health.
The effect of deconditioning on exercise in our study was greater than a study using subjects with less stable asthma (31).
Artificial gravity, which hypothetically could reduce deconditioning during long term space flight, can be achieved by centrifugation.
She suggests that time spent relatively immobile while hospitalized with pneumonia could lead to physical deconditioning and impairment, while low oxygen levels due to pneumonia could lead to cognitive decline.
Even if there is not harm tor preterm birth, there probably is harm in other regards--in terms of deconditioning, in terms of bone loss," he said.
As of August 31 she had suffered a massive pulmonary embolism, acute renal failure, anasarca, a surgical wound infection, and physical deconditioning.
In these cases, various criteria can help to differentiate physiological from pathological LV hypertrophy, and LV wall thickness reduction with deconditioning (detraining) is accepted as a distinctive marker of AH.
All subjects have serious diseases and undergo a deconditioning process that begins before their surgery and continues after.
Previous research has demonstrated that the increased time spent in the ICU leads to an increased prevalence of infections (5) and development of deconditioning related comorbidities.