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The use of an appetite stimulant such as megestrol acetate has been shown to dramatically increase caloric intake in patients infected with HIV and can contribute to an increase in weight.
SENDING appetite stimulants to famine-stricken Sudan.
In Columbia, ARS researchers are studying how appetite stimulants help pigs cope with stress during the fragile neonatal period.
The key, he said, is to build awareness and determine appropriate interventions, which can include measures to encourage appetite in early stages or the use of appetite stimulants that are not now commonly used in older patients.