sarcopenia

noun
sar·​co·​pe·​nia | \ ˌsär-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce sarcopenia (audio) \

Definition of sarcopenia

: reduction in skeletal muscle mass due to aging

Examples of sarcopenia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But day after day, the same repetitive-motion pounding that builds bone can pulverize knee and hip joints with osteo-arthritis and accelerate sarcopenia, muscle wasting. Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2019 With advanced age comes the potential for a loss in strength — dynapenia — and muscle mass — sarcopenia — with extreme cases yielding a significant increase in fat mass — known as sarcopenic obesity — the result of insulin resistance. Mackie Shilstone, nola.com, 19 June 2019 Power up your brain and brawn with the following age-defying workouts: Multi-joint movements Age and a sedentary lifestyle can cause lean muscle mass to atrophy due to a condition called sarcopenia. Philly.com, 3 Apr. 2018 With advanced age comes the potential for a loss in strength — dynapenia — and muscle mass — sarcopenia — with extreme cases yielding a significant increase in fat mass — known as sarcopenic obesity — the result of insulin resistance. Mackie Shilstone, nola.com, 19 June 2019 Power up your brain and brawn with the following age-defying workouts: Multi-joint movements Age and a sedentary lifestyle can cause lean muscle mass to atrophy due to a condition called sarcopenia. Philly.com, 3 Apr. 2018 Our muscle mass naturally begins to decline around age 30, and that process, called sarcopenia, accelerates around age 40. Taysha Murtaugh, Woman's Day, 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of sarcopenia

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarcopenia

sarco- + -penia

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“Sarcopenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcopenia. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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sarcopenia

noun
sar·​co·​pe·​nia | \ ˌsär-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce sarcopenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of sarcopenia

: reduction in skeletal muscle mass due to aging Age-related sarcopenia is a key component of frailty.— Alessandro Laviano, The New England Journal of Medicine, 7 Aug. 2014

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