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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.

runt dis·ease

a graft versus host reaction in mice first observed following intravenous injection of allogeneic spleen cells into newborn animals.
Synonym(s): wasting disease
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
(1) Kwashiorkor
(2) Runt disease
(3) Wasting syndrome
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

wasting disease

1. Kwashiorkor, see there.
2. Wasting syndrome, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Additional cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in imported deer in Korea.
Endemic chronic wasting disease causes mule deer decline in Wyoming.--PLoS One 12(10): e0186512.
For her, sea star wasting disease, while it is certainly mesmerizing as a data point, is just the latest in a larger, more worrisome trend.
Wasting disease has not been found in Oregon wildlife to date, but Gillin noted that it infects deer and elk in 14 states and two Canadian provinces, and is still spreading.
George Luterbach, chief veterinarian for the western branch of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and one researcher involved in the elk situation, says, "We think we traced back most of the chronic wasting disease exposures to a single elk from South Dakota." Later, CWD was found on the South Dakota farm where the elk was raised.
SAN DIEGO -- Unless you are a deer hunter or live in selected areas of the country, you may never have heard of chronic wasting disease.
Investigators studying the ability of the chronic wasting disease prion to change proteins in vitro found that the prion was able to change human protein, although its ability to do this was 14 times weaker at converting the natural human prion protein than was the natural deer prion protein, and 5 times weaker at converting the natural human prion protein than were known Creutzfeldt-Jakob prions.
PMWS, or post-weaning multisystemic wasting disease, a disease found in swine, has been found at the Quality Genetics breeding station in Jonkoping, Sweden.
History and Distribution of Chronic Wasting Disease
AN international workshop on the pig wasting disease Post-weaning Multi-systemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) is to be addressed by Meat and Livestock Commission Technical Director Mike Attenborough.
The Ames center has gained notoriety by being the primary lab where most chronic wasting disease tests are conducted.