Definition of Hypercatabolism

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Medical Definition of Hypercatabolism

1. Excessive metabolic breakdown of a specific substance or of body tissue in general, leading to weight loss and wasting. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypercatabolism

hypercalciurias
hypercalcuria
hypercapitalism
hypercapitalist
hypercapnia
hypercapnias
hypercapnic
hypercarbia
hypercarbureted
hypercardia
hypercarnivore
hypercarnivores
hypercarnivorous
hypercasual
hypercatabolic
hypercatabolism (current term)
hypercatalectic
hypercatalexes
hypercatalexis
hypercatharsis
hypercathartic
hypercathexis
hypercaution
hypercautious
hypercellular
hypercellularity
hypercementosis
hypercerebral
hyperchaos
hyperchaotic

Literary usage of Hypercatabolism

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1. Therapeutic Gazette (1891)
"... oxidation of muscular substance without reference to the nervous impulses, and thus opposes hypercatabolism without depressing general vital functions. ..."

2. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Patients with increased urinary nitrogen excretion, due to probable hypercatabolism, had higher urinary zinc losses than those with lower urinary nitrogen ..."

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