deconditioning

noun

de·​con·​di·​tion·​ing -ˈdish-(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce deconditioning (audio)
: a decrease in the responsiveness of heart muscle that sometimes occurs after long periods of weightlessness and may be marked by decrease in blood volume and pooling of the blood in the legs upon return to normal conditions

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“Deconditioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/deconditioning. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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