decompensation

noun
de·​com·​pen·​sa·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce decompensation (audio) , -ˌpen-\

Definition of decompensation

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

Other Words from decompensation

decompensate \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈkäm-​pən-​ˌsāt How to pronounce decompensate (audio) , -​ˌpen-​ \ verb

First Known Use of decompensation

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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decompensation

noun
de·​com·​pen·​sa·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -pen- How to pronounce decompensation (audio) \

Medical Definition of decompensation

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

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