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
Literary usage of Hypercatabolism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."