The Pharmacological Treatment of Cachexia
Abstract:Cachexia is a complex syndrome. The main components of this pathological state are anorexia and metabolic abnormalities such as glucose intolerance, fat depletion, and muscle protein catabolism among others. The aim of the present article is to review the different therapeutic approaches that have been designed to fight and counteract muscle wasting in different pathological states such as cancer, AIDS and chronic heart failure.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Cancer Research Group, Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 645, 08071-Barcelona, Spain.
Publication date: April 1, 2004
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