"Wasting Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
- Wasting Syndrome
- Wasting Syndromes
- Wasting Disease
- Wasting Diseases
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Wasting Syndrome".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Wasting Syndrome".
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