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1. To grow worse in function or condition.
2. To weaken or disintegrate.
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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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Employees usually expect the organization to value their contribution and reward them appropriately; however, deteriorative employment conditions reflect that the organization has abrogated this psychological contract (Piccoli & De Witte, 2015).
These results may indicate that IPPFE is more deteriorative than IPF in the advanced stage.
Oxidative changes followed by oxidized, cardboard, painty, and fishy flavors are the most common deteriorative defect in high fat products such as peanuts.
Previous studies [18-20] have suggested deteriorative manifestations of GBA + PD such as higher UPDRS-III scores, easily presenting dementia, and motor complications.
In Zhao et al.'s report, the aged NPSCs demonstrated deteriorative capacities of proliferation, colony forming, and multilineage differentiation but had more senescent features [40].
The deteriorative effects of long-frozen storage on the quality of meat were previously reported [42].
Usually, leavened baked products begin to undergo deteriorative changes commencing with removal from the oven [82, 84].
Such methods are based on the measurement of food deteriorative changes associated with microbial growth and chemical changes.
While zoonotic BV infections are exceedingly rare, the fatality rate is 70-80% and many survivors are left with deteriorative neurologic sequelae.
Afterwards, the overall deposit layer underwent a cellular-like growth and grew into a larger grain size and deteriorative surface flatness.
It is also known that the loss of water in some recalcitrant seeds initiates deteriorative processes, suchas denaturationof proteins, alterations in the activity of peroxidase enzymes, and damage to the membrane system, resulting in a complete loss of viability (NAUTIYAL & PUROHIT, 1985).