decompensation


de·com·pen·sa·tion

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen-\

Definition of DECOMPENSATION

:  loss of physiological or psychological compensation; especially :  inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation
de·com·pen·sate \(ˌ)dē-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt, -ˌpen-\ verb

Origin of DECOMPENSATION

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1903

de·com·pen·sa·tion

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -pen-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECOMPENSATION

: loss of physiological compensation or psychological balance; especially : inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation

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