The human body constantly strives to maintain homeostasis even when challenged by internal and external physical, biological, chemical, or psychological forces. Hospitalized patients are routinely exposed to factors that cause metabolic stress. These include semistarvation, infection, trauma, surgery, and tissue ischemia. Malnutrition occurs in hospitalized patients mainly through starvation or metabolic stress.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Nutrition and Food|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||0849327059, 9780849327056|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
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