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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Cachexia" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Cachexia
Cachexia (/kəˈkɛksiə/; from Greek κακός kakos "bad" and ἕξις hexis "condition") or wasting syndrome is loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight. The formal definition of cachexia is the loss of body mass that cannot be reversed nutritionally: Even if the affected patient eats more calories, lean body mass will be lost, indicating a primary pathology is in place. - See link

 

Cachexia in Spanish is Caquexia
La caquexia (gr. kachexía, ‘mal estado’; el adjetivo derivado es caquéctico/ca, y no caquéxico/ca) es un estado de extrema desnutrición, atrofia muscular, fatiga, debilidad y anorexia en personas que no están tratando de perder peso activamente. Puede ser síntoma de algunas enfermedades; cuando un paciente presenta caquexia, los médicos generalmente consideran la posibilidad de cáncer, de algunas enfermedades infecciosas como tuberculosis y sida y de algunos trastornos autoinmunes (elevados niveles de TNF (factor de necrosis tumoral) en la sangre). La caquexia debilita físicamente a los pacientes hasta un estado de inmovilidad causado por la anorexia, la astenia y la anemia, y habitualmente la respuesta a los tratamientos comunes es muy baja. - See link

 

More information about Cachexia in other websites
Definition of Cachexia in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Cachexia in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Cachexia - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cachexia - See link.

 

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