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Wasting Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Wasting Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C18.452.915
C18.654.940
Unique ID
D019282
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019282
Annotation
human or animal; do not confuse with CACHEXIA: do not make diagnoses, use words of text; HIV WASTING SYNDROME is also available
Scope Note
A condition of involuntary weight loss of greater then 10% of baseline body weight. It is characterized by atrophy of muscles and depletion of lean body mass. Wasting is a sign of MALNUTRITION as a result of inadequate dietary intake, malabsorption, or hypermetabolism.
Entry Term(s)
Wasting Disease
See Also
Cachexia
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Wasting Syndrome Preferred
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