decompensation

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noun de·com·pen·sa·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen-\

Definition of decompensation

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

decompensate

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt, -ˌpen-\ verb

Origin and Etymology of decompensation

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1903


Medical Dictionary

decompensation

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noun de·com·pen·sa·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -pen-\

Medical Definition of decompensation

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


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