Toward the last, cachectic oedema about the ankles can often be recognized.
In cachectic states, such as cancer, the blood pressure is low.
There was not a cachectic countenance, but the features were growing sharp.
Hmaturia sometimes occurs, especially in broken-down and cachectic subjects and in an advanced stage of scurvy.
Scrofula is essentially and purely a diathetic, not a cachectic, disease.
A moderate degree of cachectic dropsy is not very infrequent in the late stages of gastric ulcer.
Vomiting and dyspepsia, if uncontrolled by regulation of the diet, lead to a cachectic state which often ends in death.
Slight or moderate oedema about the ankles is a common symptom during the cachectic stage of gastric cancer.
Purpura hmorrhagica has been present in a few instances in the later stages (cachectic purpura).
All cachectic or morbid nutrition conditions are due to imperfect lymph.
"bad general state of health," 1540s, from Latinized form of Greek kakhexia "bad habits," from kakos "bad" (see caco-) + -exia, related to exis "habit or state," from exein "to have, be in a condition," from PIE root *segh- "to hold, hold in one's power, to have" (see scheme (n.)). Related: cachexic.
cachectic ca·chec·tic (kə-kěk'tĭk)
Affected by or relating to cachexia.
cachexia ca·chex·i·a (kə-kěk'sē-ə)
Weight loss, wasting of muscle, loss of appetite, and general debility that can occur during a chronic disease.