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decompensate

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  • When a system is "compensated," it is able to function despite stressors or defects. It is a general term commonly used in medicine to describe a variety of situations. — “Decompensation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Chronic stable heart failure may easily decompensate. This most commonly results from an intercurrent illness (such as pneumonia), myocardial infarction (a heart attack), arrhythmias, uncontrolled hypertension, or a patient's failure to maintain. — “Acute decompensated heart failure - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A Step-Down Mental Health Unit, which is currently consolidated under the CMHC-J umbrella, was also developed in 2000 to serve inmates who have histories of positive response to mental health treatment, but who decompensate when returned to their "home" DOC institutions. — “Patuxent Institution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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