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refeeding

 [re-fēd´ing]
restoration of normal nutrition after a period of fasting or starvation.
refeeding syndrome moderate to severe electrolyte and fluid shifts occurring during a period of refeeding; hypophosphatemia is common, and heart failure sometimes occurs.

refeeding

/re·feed·ing/ (re-fēd´ing) restoration of normal nutrition after a period of fasting or starvation.

refeeding

[re-fēd′ing]
restoration of normal nutrition after a period of fasting or starvation.

refeeding

the process of restoring nutrition to a previously starved animal. This should initially consist of a diet of predominantly protein and fat, gradually becoming more complex.

refeeding syndrome
excessive dietary carbohydrate intake after a period of starvation leads to potentially fatal insulin-induced transport of phosphorus and potassium into cells.
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Effect of fasting and refeeding on growth and blood chemistry in juvenile olive flounder Paralichthys olivaceus L.
In the community, patients with severe eating disorders often are admitted to intensive care units for brief stabilization, which is "at best, a Band-Aid solution, and at worse, dangerous," since complications of refeeding can occur following discharge, said Dr.
4 also shows that refeeding with 500 kcal after the 66-h fast led to a significant decrease in the mean hepcidin-25 concentration, from 38.
Fish in the fasted, then refed treatment lost an average of 4% in weight during their 11 days without food, and gained 10-21% after 16 days of refeeding.
In extreme situations, this can manifest with symptoms of refeeding syndrome with hypokalemia.
When considering information provided by the history, the physical examination, and diagnostic test results, refeeding syndrome was suspected as the immediate cause of death.
In the refeeding study, mice were refed a C95 diet for varying durations after 1 mo of 33% CR.
Connie Vogel could do without the frustration of refeeding rejected Busch Beer cans into the recycling machine that keeps rejecting them.
There is a useful overview of the metabolic response to injury, a very good section on refeeding syndrome and specific sections on critical care, surgery, spinal cord, head and burn injury that will be particularly useful to nurses, doctors and dietitians not experienced in these areas of specialist practice.
Patients fed following a period of starvation exceeding 48 hours are at risk of the refeeding syndrome, the main component of which is acute hypophosphataemia.
Too-rapid refeeding is a major problem in patients with anorexia, because their bodies can become overwhelmed with the sudden intake of nutrients, leading to severe fluid retention, electrolyte disturbances, arrhythmias, seizures, coma, and death.
5 mm thick into 5-mm to 10-mm strips for refeeding into the extruder.