- cachexia hypophysiopriva,
- cachexia strumipriva,
Origin of cachexia
Examples from the Web for cachectic
There was not a cachectic countenance, but the features were growing sharp.
A moderate degree of cachectic dropsy is not very infrequent in the late stages of gastric ulcer.
All cachectic or morbid nutrition conditions are due to imperfect lymph.Valere Aude|Louis Dechmann
Vomiting and dyspepsia, if uncontrolled by regulation of the diet, lead to a cachectic state which often ends in death.
In cachectic states, such as cancer, the blood pressure is low.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
Word Origin for cachexia
1630s, from Latinized form of Greek kakhektikos "in a bad habit of body" (see cachexia).
"bad general state of health," 1540s, from Latinized form of Greek kakhexia "bad habits," from kakos "bad" (see caco-) + -exia, related to exis "habit or state," from exein "to have, be in a condition," from PIE root *segh- "to hold, hold in one's power, to have" (see scheme (n.)). Related: cachexic.