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Related to wasting disease: Wasting syndrome
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).
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a graft versus host reaction in mice first observed following intravenous injection of allogeneic spleen cells into newborn animals.
Synonym(s): wasting disease
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(2) Runt disease
(3) Wasting syndrome
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1. Kwashiorkor, see there.
2. Wasting syndrome, see there.
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