hypercatabolism


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hy·per·ca·tab·o·lism

(hī'pĕr-kă-tab'ŏ-lizm),
Excessive metabolic breakdown of a specific substance or of body tissue in general, leading to weight loss and wasting.

hy·per·ca·tab·o·lism

(hī'pĕr-kă-tab'ŏ-lizm)
An increase in basal metabolic rate and in breakdown of muscle and adipose tissue as a result of injury, metabolic stress, or sepsis.
See also: catabolism

hypercatabolism

Unduly rapid breakdown of body tissues. This may occur in fevers.

hy·per·ca·tab·o·lism

(hī'pĕr-kă-tab'ŏ-lizm)
Excessive metabolic breakdown of a specific substance or of body tissue in general, leading to weight loss and wasting.

hypercatabolism

abnormally high rate of catabolism.
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