noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1903 loss of physiological or psychological compensation; especially inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulationdecompensate verb

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  • décompensation — [ dekɔ̃pɑ̃sasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1959; de dé et compensation ♦ Méd. Faillite des mécanismes régulateurs à la suite de laquelle les troubles dus à une malformation, à une maladie provoquent des perturbations très graves dans l organisme (ces… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • decompensation — 1900, from DE (Cf. de ) + COMPENSATION (Cf. compensation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • decompensation — [dē käm΄pən sā′shən] n. 1. failure of the heart muscle to compensate for a valvular or myocardial defect; heart failure 2. Psychiatry failure of defense mechanisms to prevent a mental disorder …   English World dictionary

  • Decompensation — In medicine, decompensation is the functional deterioration of a previously working structure or system. Decompensation may occur due to fatigue, stress, illness, or old age. When a system is compensated, it is able to function despite stressors… …   Wikipedia

  • decompensation — noun a) The inability of a diseased or weakened organic system or organ to compensate for its deficiency, resulting in functional deterioration. Once it was determined that hyperthyroidism was the probable etiology of her cardiac decompensation,… …   Wiktionary

  • decompensation — 1. A failure of compensation in heart disease. 2. The appearance or exacerbation of a mental disorder due to failure of defense mechanisms. corneal d. corneal …   Medical dictionary

  • Décompensation — En médecine, la décompensation désigne la dégradation, souvent brutale, d un organe ou d un organisme qui était jusqu alors maintenu en équilibre par des mécanismes de compensation qui empêchaient la survenue de ce dérèglement. Ce terme s… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • decompensation — dekompensacija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Organo ar viso organizmo veiklos nepakankamumas, atsirandantis sutrikus organizmo ir aplinkos pusiausvyrai, išsekus prisitaikymo vyksmams, reikalingiems įprastai ar jai artimai… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • decompensation — /dee kom peuhn say sheuhn/, n. Med. 1. the inability of a diseased heart to compensate for its defect. 2. Psychol. a loss of ability to maintain normal or appropriate psychological defenses, sometimes resulting in depression, anxiety, or… …   Universalium

  • decompensation — n. inability to operate properly, loss of the ability to compensate (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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