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consumption

 [kon-sump´shun]
1. the act of consuming, or the process of being consumed.
2. a wasting away of the body.
3. old name for pulmonary tuberculosis.
oxygen consumption see oxygen consumption.
prothrombin consumption see prothrombin consumption.

con·sump·tion

(kon-sŭmp'shŭn),
1. The using up of something, especially the rate at which it is used.
2. Obsolete term for a wasting of the tissues of the body, usually tuberculous.
[L. con-sumo, pp. -sumptus, to take up wholly, use up, waste]

consumption

/con·sump·tion/ (kon-sump´shun)
1. the act of consuming, or the process of being consumed.
2. a wasting away of the body.

consumption

(kən-sŭmp′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of consuming.
b. The state of being consumed.
c. An amount consumed.
2. Economics The using up of goods and services by consumer purchasing or in the production of other goods.
3.
a. A progressive wasting of body tissue.
b. Pulmonary tuberculosis. No longer in scientific use.
Medical history Infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the ‘robber of youth’
Substance abuse A popular term for the epidemic of cocaine abuse

con·sump·tion

(kŏn-sŭmp'shŭn)
1. The using up of something, especially the rate at which it is used.
2. Older term for tuberculosis.
[L. con-sumo, pp. -sumptus, to take up wholly, use up, waste]

consumption

An obsolete term for pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS.

con·sump·tion

(kŏn-sŭmp'shŭn)
The using up of something, especially the rate at which it is used.
[L. con-sumo, pp. -sumptus, to take up wholly, use up, waste]

consumption

the act of consuming, or the process of being consumed, as in consumption coagulopathy where a failure to clot has been caused by a consumption of platelets. See also disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Patient discussion about consumption

Q. If someone is a recovering alcoholic, should he refrain from alcohol consumption in food as well? I mean, can he eat a cake or a sauce which has alcohol in it?

A. I love to here storys like that lixuri, keep up the good work--my mother/father liked to party when i was young,-im52yrs old now but my sister died because of parents being drunk and using drugs. but i agree that alcohol is not the real problem, it the people who put it on the market-they make videos with young people drinking on television--thay make banners showing people having a good time,with cigarettes. but where is the warning material letting young people know that alcohol is a drug,an cause seriouse side effects if not used the right way--I throught that our government was suppose to look out for us.there is something very wrong with this picture--young people are most in danger of becomming addicted--if that doesnt get you depressed i dont know what will------mrfoot56

Q. willing to know the type of sugar which is harmless for consumption to maintain good health? I am a health conscious guy willing to know the type of sugar which is harmless for consumption to maintain good health?

A. Xylitol is a natural sweetener made from birch tree bark. It sounds bad, but I think it is much better than stevia, which can be bitter. It's fairly expensive, but worth it because it doesn't spike blood sugar levels.

Q. I want to know how it’s good for brain and heart and what its consumption limit per day? I love walnuts and I almost eat 4-6 walnuts per day. I know it’s good for brain and heart. My family does not have any history of heart attack. My family is a happy family and anyone can easily be jealous of our family. All our family members regularly take walnuts. I think the secret behind the happiness could be walnuts and its regular consumption. I want to know how it’s good for brain and heart and what its consumption limit per day?

A. as johnson10 said, walnuts have a big amount of Omega-3 in it, and that is it's big advantage. you see, the only way for us to get it is from deep see fish. and because not all of us eat fish- it's good that you can eat walnuts. omega-3 is a fatty acid that nerves membrane needs in order to function well.

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References in classic literature ?
But the doctor says missis must go: he says she's been in a consumption these many months.
Choice old water too, decanted into stout six-barrel-casks, and two pints of which is allowed every day to each soul on board; together with ample store of sea-bread, previously reduced to a state of petrifaction, with a view to preserve it either from decay or consumption in the ordinary mode, are likewise provided for the nourishment and gastronomic enjoyment of the crew.
Rocinante was marvellously portrayed, so long and thin, so lank and lean, with so much backbone and so far gone in consumption, that he showed plainly with what judgment and propriety the name of Rocinante had been bestowed upon him.
But in little domestic difficulties, where the penalty of consumption, or death, is out of the question, this theory of Configuration sometimes comes in awkwardly; and I must confess that occasionally when one of my own Hexagonal Grandsons pleads as an excuse for his disobedience that a sudden change of the temperature has been too much for his Perimeter, and that I ought to lay the blame not on him but on his Configuration, which can only be strengthened by abundance of the choicest sweetmeats, I neither see my way logically to reject, nor practically to accept, his conclusions.