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- adj. Relating to, or suffering from marasmus
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to marasmus; affected with marasmus: as, a marasmic tendency; a marasmic pȧtient.
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There are 3 major clinical forms of severe protein energy malnutrition - marasmus, kwashiorkor and marasmic kwashiorkor.
In 1915 the author was able to bring about marked immediate improvement and the ultimate recovery of a number of infants who were of the marasmic type by merely increasing the "B" vitamine content of their food.
Oleg Soskin, a member of the Ukraine-NATO Social League Coordination Council, was making a speech when he was interrupted by a journalist from one of the local TV channels, who shouted: “Students, you’re young and promising, don’t you listen to these stupid and marasmic old men!”
There are various clinical signs useful for diagnosis, but most obviously a marasmic child is extremely emaciated and a child with kwashiorkor has bilateral oedema (see Ref.