What is another word for marasmus?

68 synonyms found


[ mˈaɹazməs], [ mˈaɹazməs], [ m_ˈa_ɹ_a_z_m_ə_s]

How to use "Marasmus" in context?

"marasmus" is a term used to describe a disease that causes a person to lose excessive amounts of weight quickly. This can be due to a decrease in the amount of food the person is able to eat, as well as an inability to absorb nutrients from food. As a result, the person's body becomes weak and dysfunctional. There are many possible causes of marasmus, including a lack of nutrients, infections, and poor diet. Marasmus can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Treatment typically involves caloric and therapeutic feeding, as well as treatment for any underlying infections.

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