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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Medical history Infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the ‘robber of youth’
Substance abuse A popular term for the epidemic of cocaine abuse
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

consumption

An obsolete term for pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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