Athrepsia


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A`threp´si`a


n.1.(Med.) Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings.
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Ninjin-yoei-to (NYT), a Japanese traditional medicine, is used to treat patients with athrepsia due to surgery, anorexia, cold constitution, and anemia.
Cojedes state, 1999-2002 Total Congenital 1999 2000 2001 2002 # % malformation Cardiopathy 1 4 6 4 15 13,89 Pyloric hypertrophy 0 1 3 0 4 3,7 Downs' syndrome 2 2 0 0 4 3,7 Cleft palate 0 0 1 3 4 3,7 Imperforate anus 1 0 0 3 4 3,7 Pyloric stenosis 3 0 0 0 3 2,78 Cheilopalatoschisis 0 0 1 2 3 2,78 Cryptorquidism 0 1 1 1 3 2,78 Renal 1 0 1 1 3 2,78 Hip dislocation 1 0 0 1 2 1,85 Hydrocephalus 0 1 1 0 2 1,85 Oesophageal 0 0 1 1 2 1,85 athrepsia Myelomeningocele 1 0 1 0 2 1,85 Hypospadias 0 0 0 2 2 1,85 Intestinal athrepsia 2 0 0 0 2 1,85 Cardiopathy and cryptorquidism 1 0 1 0 2 1,85 Dextrocardio/cardiop 1 0 1 0 2 1,85 Hydrocephalus/ myelomeningocele 0 1 0 1 2 1,85 Sub-total 14 10 18 19 61 56,48 Other malformations (frequency 1 each 11 3 13 20 47 43,52 type) Total 25 13 31 39 108 100 Table 4.
Ninjin-yoei-to (Ren-Shen-Yang-Rong-Tang), a Japanese herbal medicine, is applicable to athrepsia after surgery and long-term illness.