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Definition of Wasting

Wasting: 1. Gradual loss (for example, of weight), deterioration, emaciation. As in a wasting disease. 2. Excessive depletion. As in salt wasting, the excessive loss of salt.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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