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v. de·con·di·tioned, de·con·di·tion·ing, de·con·di·tions
1. Psychology To cause (a conditioned response) to become extinct.
2. To cause to decline from a condition of physical fitness, as through a prolonged period of inactivity or, in astronauts, through weightlessness in space.
To lose physical fitness.


vb (tr)
to take away or cancel conditioned responses in (a person)


(ˌdi kənˈdɪʃ ən)

1. to diminish the physical strength or stamina of; weaken.
2. to diminish or eliminate the conditioned responses or behavior patterns of.
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We need to develop effective countermeasures to tackle this deconditioning, to make sure astronauts stay fit and healthy.
Development and evaluation of countermeasures to prevent spinal antigravity muscle deconditioning in simulated partial- and micro-gravity Professor Nick Caplan, University of Northumbria, 283,333
This article aims to raise the profile of oral hygiene care as an essential nursing intervention for frail adults in hospital, and its role in helping break the cycle of deconditioning.
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But there are two potential issues that we need to consider as healthcare providers or savvy health consumers: (1) anabolic potential; (2) injuries and deconditioning
The progressive deconditioning from inactivity initiates a vicious cycle, with dyspnea becoming problematic at even lower physical demands.
Structured exercise program is the core of CR and has its rationale in the recognition of deconditioning effects in patients after cardiac event or cardiac surgery.
The text is divided into three large sections entitled: Foundations of Physiological Responses, Pathophysiology of Deconditioning and Physiology of Training, and Pathophysiological Considerations and Clinical Practice.
The statement, published in Stroke, May 20, suggests that stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise because they experience physical deconditioning after stroke.
Increasing walking exercise intensity can lead to increased oxygen consumption and walk training with someone who normally jogs will lead to deconditioning in coronary patients [2].