The clinical features of cachexia characterized by anorexia, marked asthenia, significant loss of body fat, protein and other components, anemia, water and electrolyte abnormalities and increased basal metabolic rate and energy expenditure despite the reduced dietary intake are just the most obvious manifestations of a profound systemic derangement of the host metabolism. A hypothesis to explain the pathogenesis of cancer cachexia is proposed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Feb 1972|
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