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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).

wast·ing

(wāst'ing),
1. Synonym(s): emaciation
2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.

wast·ing

(wāst'ing)
1. Synonym(s): emaciation.
2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.

wast·ing

(wāst'ing)
1. Synonym(s): emaciation.
2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.