- Decompensation is the functional deterioration of a previously working structure or system. Decompensation may occur due to fatigue, stress, illness, or old age. When a system is "compensated", it is able to function despite stressors or defects. ...
- The inability of a diseased or weakened organic system or organ to compensate for its deficiency, resulting in functional deterioration; The deterioration of cognitive or emotional functionality in a person who is distressed or who suffers from a psychological disorder
- decompensate - To deteriorate in function due to an inability to invoke normal defensive mechanisms that compensate for ailments and other stresses
- Decompensation means simply that a process that was formally stable has become unstable leading to failure. For example, a person who develops lung disease will begin to breath deeper and more quickly. They then are said to have compensated lung disease. ...
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