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Management of anorexia-cachexia associated with cancer and HIV infection.




 

Oncology (Huntingt). 1991 Sep;5(9 Suppl):13-7. Unique Identifier :

The cachexia associated with cancer and AIDS appears to result from a number of processes, most of which impair caloric intake. Although past attempts to reverse anorexia-cachexia have generally been disappointing, several promising new pharmacologic approaches are currently being evaluated, including megestrol acetate, hydrazine sulfate, metoclopramide, and dronabinol.

Anorexia/*DRUG THERAPY Antineoplastic Agents/THERAPEUTIC USE Cachexia/*DRUG THERAPY Human Hydrazines/THERAPEUTIC USE HIV Infections/*PHYSIOPATHOLOGY Megestrol/ANALOGS & DERIVATIVES/THERAPEUTIC USE Metoclopramide/THERAPEUTIC USE Neoplasms/*PHYSIOPATHOLOGY Palliative Care/METHODS Tetrahydrocannabinol/THERAPEUTIC USE JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL



 




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