CACHEXIA

n. a constitutional disorder marked by extreme weight loss and physical wasting away of muscle. It is often accompanied by malnutrition and poor state of health. A debilitating condition, it is associated with chronic, long-standing disease.

CACHEXIA: "A person with cachexia has a thin, sunken, and weak body constitution."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CACHEXIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cachexia/ (accessed November 17, 2017).
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