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de·te·ri·o·ra·tion

(dē-tēr'i-ō-rā'shŭn),
The process or condition of becoming worse.
[L. deterior, worse]

deterioration

[ditir′ē·ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, deterior, worse
a condition that is gradually worsening. Also called retrogression.

de·te·ri·o·ra·tion

(dĕ-tēr'ē-ŏr-ā'shŭn)
The process of changing to an inferior state.
[L. deterior, worse]

deterioration

[L. deteriorare, to deteriorate]
Retrogression; said of impairment of mental or physical functions.

Patient discussion about deterioration

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.

More discussions about deterioration
References in classic literature ?
Xavier Rabourdin, deeply impressed by the trials and poverty which he witnessed in the lives of the government clerks, endeavored to ascertain the cause of their growing deterioration.
Since it continuously tracks the changing patterns of five vital signs, it can be used to identify potential clinical crisis well before single vital signs indicate patient deteriorations.
Fitch IBCA will continue to monitor for further deteriorations in performance.