Definition of Cachexin

1. Noun. The polypeptide hormone ''cachectin'' or ''tumor necrosis factor'' ¹



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Medical Definition of Cachexin

1. This protein fragment is foundin the urine of patients who suffer from debilitation and wasting from cancer, particularly cancers of the lung, breast, ovary and pancreas. It is believed to cause the wasting bydegrading muscle proteins and inhibiting the creation of new proteins. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cachexin

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cachexia
cachexia aphthosa
cachexia aquosa
cachexia hypophyseopriva
cachexia strumipriva
cachexia thyroidea
cachexia thyropriva
cachexias
cachexic
cachexies
cachexin (current term)
cachexy
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