sarcopenia

noun sar·co·pe·nia \ ˌsär-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə \
|Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of sarcopenia

: reduction in skeletal muscle mass due to aging

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sarcopenia

noun sar·co·pe·nia \ ˌsär-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə \

medical Definition of sarcopenia

: reduction in skeletal muscle mass due to aging
  • Age-related sarcopenia is a key component of frailty.
  • —Alessandro LavianoThe New England Journal of Medicine7 Aug. 2014

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