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Flashcards in W23-L7: Ageing and Frailty Deck (10):
1

What is Cellular senescence?

where cells lose the
ability to divide

2

What is Organismal senescence?

The ageing of whole organisms

3

T/F Age is not the same throughout the whole body, one organ system could be more aged than another

True

4

What is the physiology behind ageing?

•Inevitable decline due to normal ageing
•Decreased reserve to respond to challenges

5

What is frailty?

Diminished ability to carry out the important practical and social activities of daily living

6

What is frailty associated with?

Low grade chronic inflammation with abnormalities of the endocrine and coagulation system

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What is sarcopenia?

degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass

8

What muscles fibres are lost more in ageing and frailty?

Type 2 (fast twitch) >> Type 1 fibre

9

What is Fried's Criteria?

1. Unintentional weight loss
2. Weakness
3. Exhaustion
4. Slow walking speed
5. Low physical activity

10

What is a geriatric syndrome?

The accumulated effect of impairments in multiple domains that together result in a particular adverse outcome

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