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Related to cancer cachexia: paraneoplastic syndrome
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cancer cachexiaOncology A complex, multifactorial syndrome characterized by anorexia and/or unintended loss of appetite, accompanied by generalized host tissue wasting, skeletal muscle atrophy, immune dysfunction, and metabolic derangements. See Cachexia, Malnutrition.
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