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de•com•pen•sa•tion



Pronunciation: (dē"kom-pun-sā'shun), [key]
n. Med.
1. the inability of a diseased heart to compensate for its defect.
2. Psychol.a loss of ability to maintain normal or appropriate psychological defenses, sometimes resulting in depression, anxiety, or delusions.

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