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1. To grow worse in function or condition.
2. To weaken or disintegrate.
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Patient discussion about deteriorate

Q. my mother have stem replacement for a coronary artery oclusion is already 2 years she physically deteriorating since surgery why???? please help she does not have energy

A. I agree with Dagmar. It can be most likely caused by another occlusion or re-occlusion inside the heart blood vessels. Since that is a life-threatening case, I strongly suggest you to bring your mother into a hospital (for complete check up), or just call your cardiologist to have first treatment.

Meanwhile, that will be better if you have emergency oxygen (just in case you'll need it) with you.

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Papers say: "Should the remedial works not be carried out and it is a cold, wet winter, the carriageway condition would likely deteriorate even further resulting in potential claims from road users against the council and more of a struggle for developers to sell new apartments that have recently and are continuing to be built."
Responding to the same question in 2009, 20 per cent had said that creating more provinces would improve the country's conditions, 53 per cent said it would deteriorate them and 25 per cent had said the country's conditions would remain the same.
"Actually, the interethnic relations are good and stabile but the Government intervenes to deteriorate them.
Business expectations also continued to deteriorate. Capacity utilisation rates fell by 0.3 percentage points to 83.7%.
The prisoner has called in several letters from his jail for saving his life, and stressed that his health condition continues to deteriorate as he lost 27 kg of weight due to an acute intestinal infection.
Regarding commercial lines, Stifel Nicolaus says rate increases for workers' comp, commercial auto liability, commercial multiple peril and product liability should continue to gain traction as underwriting profits deteriorate.
In the monthly poll, respondents such as taxi drivers, hotel workers and department store employees answer whether economic conditions have improved or deteriorated from three months earlier and whether the conditions would improve or deteriorate in the coming months.
Summary: BEIRUT: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday his country is able to see everything that is happening in Lebanon and warned that the situation could "quickly" deteriorate. "We see Hizbullah expanding inside Lebanon and its growing influence, political and otherwise," Barak said Tuesday during a tour of the northern border to inspect Israeli troops.
Troubled performance will linger in consumer-backed securitisations despite positive GDP growth because employment levels and home prices will continue to deteriorate well into 2010.
The laudable British Legion also couldn't persuade them, and my then MP raised a question about my situation in Parliament As my health continued to deteriorate I decided to campaign on my own with the support of my GP and the hospital.