marasmus definition

  • noun:
    • A progressive wasting associated with the body, happening chiefly in young kids and involving insufficient intake or malabsorption of food.
    • Any spending illness, specially a severe lack of weight, in children, caused by malnutrition or even the inability to digest protein
    • A wasting of skin without fever or evident disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.
    • In pathology, a wasting for the skin.
    • severe malnutrition and emaciation (especially in kids); might result from insufficient diet or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders

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