Decompensation meaning

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The inability of a bodily organ or system, especially the circulatory system, to maintain adequate physiological function in the presence of disease.
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Failure of the heart muscle to compensate for a valvular or myocardial defect; heart failure.
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Failure of defense mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in a mental disorder.
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The inability of a bodily organ or system, especially the circulatory system, to maintain adequate physiological function in the presence of disease.
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The inability to maintain defense mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or psychological imbalance.
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(medicine) The inability of a diseased or weakened organic system or organ to compensate for its deficiency, resulting in functional deterioration.
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(psychology) The deterioration of cognitive or emotional functionality in a person who is distressed or who suffers from a psychological disorder.
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The inability to maintain defense mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or psychological imbalance.
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