Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Inappetence

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3964

Name

Latin, in = not, non; appetencia = wish.

This describes the symptom that some infected hosts feed less or even nothing (mostly during a weakness phase of the infected animal).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany