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Failure to Thrive

  • By: Thiago Monaco
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Failure to thrive is a term traditionally associated with pediatrics, describing a weight gain and physical growth delay that can impair a child's development and maturation. The term has been borrowed into geriatric literature to describe a situation where elderly people ...

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