sarcopenia

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noun sar·co·pe·nia \ˌsär-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Definition of sarcopenia

  1. :  reduction in skeletal muscle mass due to aging

Origin and Etymology of sarcopenia

sarco- + -penia


First Known Use: 1991


Medical Dictionary

sarcopenia

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noun sar·co·pe·nia \ˌsär-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of sarcopenia

  1. :  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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