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n.1.(Med.) Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Ninjin-yoei-to (Ren-Shen-Yang-Rong-Tang), a Japanese herbal medicine, is applicable to athrepsia after surgery and long-term illness.