deterioration


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de·te·ri·o·ra·tion

(dē-tēr'i-ō-rā'shŭn),
The process or condition of becoming worse.
[L. deterior, worse]

deterioration

[ditir′ē·ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, deterior, worse
a condition that is gradually worsening. Also called retrogression.

de·te·ri·o·ra·tion

(dĕ-tēr'ē-ŏr-ā'shŭn)
The process of changing to an inferior state.
[L. deterior, worse]

deterioration

[L. deteriorare, to deteriorate]
Retrogression; said of impairment of mental or physical functions.

Patient discussion about deterioration

Q. my mother have stem replacement for a coronary artery oclusion is already 2 years she physically deteriorating since surgery why???? please help she does not have energy

A. I agree with Dagmar. It can be most likely caused by another occlusion or re-occlusion inside the heart blood vessels. Since that is a life-threatening case, I strongly suggest you to bring your mother into a hospital (for complete check up), or just call your cardiologist to have first treatment.

Meanwhile, that will be better if you have emergency oxygen (just in case you'll need it) with you.

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Schweitzer's words completely apply to what we are currently going through in Egypt; the moral and social deterioration that affects almost all aspects of life in Egypt.
We are pleased that pool industry members are interested in our future studies and the potential solutions to the etching deterioration.
We recorded age, sex, neurologic status, tumor site and size, extent of PTVE according to Trittmatcher's criteria (13) (none, perifocal, or hemispheric), previous history of meningioma resection, extent of present resection (total or subtotal), intraoperative technical difficulties (difficult approach because of tumor vascularity and invasiveness with subsequent increased surgical manipulation and trauma), pre- and postoperative 7-day course of serum S-100B values, postoperative neurologic deterioration and computerized tomography (CT) scan, cause of deterioration (hematoma with shift, increase of edema, or ischemic changes), histologic type based on WHO classification (2,14), and 6-month Glasgow Outcome Scale (15).
This will lead to neglect and deterioration of buildings.
Joffe H, Cohen LS and Harlow BL, Impact of oral contraceptive pills on premenstrual mood: predictors of improvement and deterioration, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003, 189(6):1523-1530.
That's an awful lot of people who are out there doing great things on the hardwood, and so, please, everyone, stop bugging us with the nonsense about deterioration.
The Court of Claims, the Tax Court and other courts have all repeatedly concluded that the cost of work performed to correct deterioration not originally foreseeable is currently deductible, provided it does not increase the value or useful life of the asset prior to its deterioration; see Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
The outward movement of the middle class, and their replacement by in-migrating poor, contributed to a cycle of deterioration.
Bogardus also predicts that more efforts to prevent mental deterioration in the elderly are on the way because "caregivers have begun to reconsider what older people are capable of.
A major cause of concrete deterioration (cracking, delamination, and spalling) is the corrosion of embedded steel reinforcement, initiated by chloride ions from deicing and saltwater spray that have penetrated the concrete cover.
Predicting corn seed deterioration would be extremely beneficial to seed producers, since seed is frequently stored from one year to the next.
has largely ignored, either out of deference to landlords or misguided sympathy for low-income residents, the deterioration of its rental housing.