deconditioning

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deconditioning

 [de-kon-dish´un-ing]
the loss of muscle tone and endurance due to chronic disease, immobility, or loss of function.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

deconditioning

(dē″kŏn-dĭsh′ŭ-nĭng)
A loss of physical fitness due to failure to maintain an optimal level of physical activity or training. Inactivity for any reason may lead to deconditioning. For example, individuals placed on prolonged bedrest may experience overall deconditioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems.
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