protein energy malnutrition

(redirected from protein k-calorie malnutrition)

pro·tein en·er·gy mal·nu·tri·tion

(PEM) (prō'tēn en'ĕr-jē mal'nū-trish'ŭn)
A deficiency of protein, energy, or both that includes marasmus (or chronic PEM) and kwashiorkor (typically, acute PEM).
Synonym(s): protein kcalorie malnutrition.
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