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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.
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vb (tr)
to take away or cancel conditioned responses in (a person)
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(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 know that patients decondition with being in bed for long periods of time, so this should help improve patients' muscle strength in order for them to be in a better position for transplantation."
Throughout life, we can either condition our muscles to grow or decondition them.
"Traditional shoes with support and heel elevation can decondition the foot and promote muscle imbalance.
According to Terry Givens, who helped design fitness courses for the United States Air Force Academy, as we age, our tissues decondition. In fact, after age 40, 1 to 2 percent of our muscle mass is lost each year.
I also worry that we might not even be caring about violence because we have been deconditioned. Patients confined to the bed for a long time, without exercise, may end up not being able to walk.
If the measurement is accurate, you must exclude circumstances that may contribute to a higher HR with activity, including exercising in a hot environment or deconditioned state, dehydration, fever, caffeine use and certain medications and medical conditions.
Often heart surgery patients become afraid to do anything and become deconditioned. But with supervision they can improve outcomes, if we get them moving."
He said: "They become deconditioned, they lose muscle mass, lose their independence and there is the risk of hospital-acquired infection.
She was clinically severely deconditioned (serum albumin 22) with evidence of fat and muscle wasting, undergoing a protracted wean from the ventilator (on day 30 she was still receiving pressure support ventilation 12/5 and transitioned to T-piece ventilation trials on day 31), and globally weak with 1-2/5 power throughout.
Prof Caplan said: "Following current missions to the International Space Station, astronauts return to Earth in a physiologically deconditioned state, where they have immediate access to medical support.
The Australian stated last week that a number of the Lions who faced the All Blacks arrived into the Portugal training camp "deconditioned" and it is Farrell and Itoje who have been stood down.
Jones had stated a number of his Lions arrived into the Portugal camp deconditioned and needed to be given vastly reduced training programs before it would be decided if they are fit to play.