athrepsia, athrepsy

athrepsia, athrepsy
1. Obsolete term for marasmus. 2. As used by Ehrlich, immunity to transplanted neoplastic cells due to a lack of nourishment in the sense of a deficiency of supposed substances required for the development of such cells. SYN: atrepsy. [G. a- priv. + threpsis, nourishment]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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