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ca·chec·tic

 (kə-kĕk′tĭk)
adj.
Affected by or relating to cachexia.

[French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kakhektikos, from kakhexiā, bad condition of the body; see cachexia.]
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Adj.1.cachectic - relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia
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On physical examination, he appeared to be cachectic. His chest and abdominal exams were within normal limits.
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Lai et al observed body weight and quality of life scores of cachectic patients with head and neck or gastrointestinal cancer who received celecoxib (COX-2 inhibitors) increased significantly in comparison with the placebo group.18 Furthermore, other researchers reported that high dense energy and protein supplement contain n-3 fatty acid improved body weight, lean tissue, and quality of life patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.19