beriberi

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ber·i·ber·i

 (bĕr′ē-bĕr′ē)
n.
A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine, characterized by neurological symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalities, and edema, and occurring chiefly in individuals whose diet consists largely of polished rice.

[From Sinhalese bæribæri, intensive reduplication of bæri, unable, impossible (in reference to the weakness experienced by beriberi sufferers), from Sanskrit dialectal *abhāriya-, variant of Sanskrit *abhārya-, not to be borne, unbearable : a-, not; see ahimsa + bhārya-, to be borne or supported (from bharati, he carries, brings; see bher- in Indo-European roots).]

beriberi

(ˌbɛrɪˈbɛrɪ)
n
(Pathology) a disease, endemic in E and S Asia, caused by dietary deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1). It affects the nerves to the limbs, producing pain, paralysis, and swelling
[C19: from Sinhalese, by reduplication from beri weakness]

ber•i•ber•i

(ˈbɛr iˈbɛr i)

n.
a disease of the peripheral nerves caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1.
[1695–1705; < Sinhalese, reduplication of beri weakness]

ber·i·ber·i

(bĕr′ē-bĕr′ē)
A disease caused by a lack of thiamine in the diet. It causes nerve damage and circulatory problems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beriberi - avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
kakke disease - the endemic form of beriberi
Translations

beriberi

[ˈberɪˌberɪ] Nberiberi m

beriberi

nBeriberi f

ber·i·ber·i

n. beriberi, tipo de neuritis múltiple causada por deficiencia de vitamina B1 (tiamina).

beriberi

n beriberi m