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Cancer Cachexia

  • Raymond J. Shamberger

Abstract

Cachexia associated with cancer is a frequent occurrence. Although some progress has been made in this area, the basic mechanisms involved have not been fully elucidated in spite of a considerable research effort. The term cachexia is derived from the Greek kakos, “bad,” and hexis, “condition.” The patient with cachexia is often considered to embody the classical textbook picture of a cancer patient.

Keywords

Taste Aversion Total Body Water Total Body Weight Cancer Cachexia Decrease Food Intake 
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© Raymond J. Shamberger 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond J. Shamberger
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  1. 1.The Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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