deconditioned


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deconditioned

adjective 
Neurology
Referring to a state of prolonged underuse of muscles, which may trigger a cycle of increasing disability.
 
Sports medicine
Referring to a musculoskeletal group that had previously been trained for a particular activity, but which has been underused or under-exercised.

deconditioned

Neurology adjective Referring to a musculoskeletal group that had previously been trained for a particular activity–eg, pole vaulting, cross-country running, etc, which has been underutilized, or suffered prolonged disuse. See Conditioned.
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When astronauts travel to Mars, they will arrive with deconditioned bodies, with limited access to medical support.
This change appeared to be most beneficial for the OWAS (Table 3) who were more deconditioned (discussed below) and, perhaps, less familiar with cycling than the NWNL subjects.
Prolonged lack of exercise can cause the body to become deconditioned, with wide-ranging structural and metabolic changes: the heart rate may rise excessively during physical activity, bones and muscles atrophy, physical endurance wane, and blood volume decline.
Young HD amputees with no serious underlying disease may recover from a deconditioned state relatively easily, giving them high probability of success in prosthetic walking [1-2,10-11].
He needs the rest, but when he returns he won't be too deconditioned because of the football he has had.
Tai chi exercise, a multicomponent mind-body training modality that is safe and has good rates of adherence, may provide value in improving daily exercise, quality of life, self-efficacy, and mood in frail, deconditioned patients with systolic HF.
The inability of the individual to perform tasks such as carrying groceries diminishes independence and may be part of a downward spiral of physical activity as that individual becomes dependent in progressively more activities and becomes progressively more deconditioned.
Tai chi is well suited for heart failure patients because the physical component "is low impact [and] nonstrenuous, and can easily be performed by the elderly or the more severely deconditioned patients," she said.
Most individuals after stroke are deconditioned and have low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness.
Because many patients on dialysis are severely deconditioned, the design of an appropriate exercise program may necessitate referring patients to physical therapy or cardiac rehabilitation to allow patients to follow regimens safely and successfully (NKF, 2005).
After being in plaster for so long my leg was deconditioned and with hindsight, I should never have gone to Germany with England.
Older people can become deconditioned fol lowing any major surgery.