athrepsia

athrepsia
athrep·sia ə-'threp-sē-ə, ā- n MARASMUS
athrep·tic ə-'threp-tik, (')ā- adj

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athrep·sia (ə-threpґse-ə) [a-1 + Gr. threpsis nutrition] marasmus. athreptic adj

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  • Athrepsia — A*threp si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? priv. + ? nourishment.] (Med.) Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings. {A*threp tic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • athrepsia — athrep·sia …   English syllables

  • athrepsia —   n. complete debility in children.    ♦ athreptic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • athrepsia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • атрепсия — (athrepsia; а + греч. threpsis питание, еда; син. декомпозиция) тяжелая форма расстройства трофики, иногда наблюдающаяся у искусственно вскармливаемых грудных детей …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Athreptic — Athrepsia A*threp si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? priv. + ? nourishment.] (Med.) Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings. {A*threp tic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Атрепси́я — (athrepsia; А + греч. threpsis питание, еда; син. декомпозиция) тяжелая форма расстройства трофики, иногда наблюдающаяся у искусственно вскармливаемых грудных детей …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • atrepsy — SYN: athrepsia (2). [G. a priv. + trepho, to nourish] * * * at·rep·sy (atґrep se) [a 1 + Gr. threpsis nutrition] athrepsia (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • Marasmus — Wasting away, as occurs with children who have kwashiorkor. Also called cachexia, is usually a result of protein and calorie deficiency. * * * Cachexia, especially in young children, primarily due to prolonged dietary deficiency of protein and… …   Medical dictionary

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