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Wasting Syndrome

"Wasting Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A condition of involuntary weight loss of greater then 10% of baseline body weight. It is characterized by atrophy of muscles and depletion of lean body mass. Wasting is a sign of MALNUTRITION as a result of inadequate dietary intake, malabsorption, or hypermetabolism.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Wasting Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Wasting Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 59 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2001 and 2009 and 2014
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