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.