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wasting

 [wāst´ing]
1. the gradual deterioration of an individual, usually with loss of strength and muscle mass; it may be accompanied by loss of appetite, which makes it worse.
2. excessive depletion.
wasting disease any disease marked especially by progressive emaciation and weakness.
salt wasting inappropriate sodium excretion in the urine (natriuresis) with hyponatremia and hyperkalemia; see also salt-losing crisis (syndrome).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

wast·ing

(wāst'ing),
1. Synonym(s): emaciation
2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

wast·ing

(wāst'ing)
1. Synonym(s): emaciation.
2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

wast·ing

(wāst'ing)
1. Synonym(s): emaciation.
2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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We believe we now have the basis to pursue COPD wasting as an initial indication for ThGRF and our analysis indicates that this is potentially a very large market.
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