decompensation

noun
de·com·pen·sa·tion | \ (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

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decompensate \(ˌ)dē-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt, -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- \

Medical Definition of decompensation 

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

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