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de·fi·cien·cy

 (dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē)
n. pl. de·fi·cien·cies
1. The quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
2. A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health: a nutritional deficiency.
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deficiency

(dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the state or quality of being deficient
2. a lack or insufficiency; shortage
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) another word for deficit
4. (Genetics) biology the absence of a gene or a region of a chromosome normally present
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de•fi•cien•cy

(dɪˈfɪʃ ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being deficient; lack; insufficiency.
2. the amount or quality lacked.
[1625–35; < Late Latin dēficientia]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deficiency - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailabledeficiency - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
absence - the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
need, demand - a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"
dearth, famine, shortage - an acute insufficiency
deficit - a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
mineral deficiency - lack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism
shortness - the condition of being short of something; "there was no shortness of money"; "can cause shortness of breath"
stringency, tightness - a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
2.deficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness, poorness - the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
deficit, shortage, shortfall - the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
scarceness, scarcity - a small and inadequate amount
slenderness - the quality of being slight or inadequate; "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"; "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"; "the slenderness of the evidence"
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deficiency

noun
2. failing, fault, weakness, defect, flaw, drawback, shortcoming, imperfection, frailty, demerit the most serious deficiency in their air defence
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deficiency

noun
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Translations
نَقْص، نُقْصان
nedostatek
mangelfuldhedufuldkommenhedutilstrækkelighed
vajaus
skortur, vöntun
eksiklikyetersizlik

deficiency

[dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ]
A. N
1. (gen) → deficiencia f; (= lack) → falta f (Med) (= weakness) → debilidad f
vitamin deficiencyavitaminosis f, déficit m vitamínico
2. (in system, plan, character etc) → defecto m
3. (Fin) → déficit m
B. CPD deficiency disease Nmal m carencial
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deficiency

[dɪˈfɪʃənsi] n
(= inadequacy) → insuffisance f, faiblesse f
[vitamin, mineral] → carence f
(in number)insuffisance mdeficiency disease nmaladie f de carence
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deficiency

n (= shortage)Mangel m; (Fin) → Defizit nt, → Fehlbetrag m; (= defect: in character, system) → Schwäche f; vitamin/iron deficiencyVitamin-/Eisenmangel m

deficiency

:
deficiency disease
n (Med) → Mangelkrankheit f
deficiency guarantee
n (Fin) → Ausfallbürgschaft f
deficiency payment
n (Fin) → Ausgleichszahlung f
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deficiency

[dɪˈfɪʃnsɪ] n
a. (of goods) → mancanza, insufficienza; (of vitamins, minerals, protein) → carenza
b. (in system, plan) → carenza
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deficient

(diˈfiʃənt) adjective
lacking in what is needed. Their food is deficient in vitamins.
deˈficiencyplural deˈficiencies noun
(a) shortage or absence of what is needed.
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de·fi·cien·cy

n. deficiencia, falta de algún elemento esencial al organismo;
___ diseaseenfermedad por deficiencia;
galactokinasa ______ de galactocinasa;
lactase ______ de lactasa;
mineral ______ mineral;
mental ______ mental;
oxygen ___falta de oxígeno.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

deficiency

n (pl -cies) deficiencia, carencia, falta
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References in periodicals archive ?
As Max discovers, he has medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, or MCADD. MCADD, as explained in the children's book Max the Monkey Has MCADD, is a rare genetic metabolic disease in which the body is unable to properly convert fats into energy after expending its sugar supply.
The blood was pooled and baseline analyte concentrations were measured before spiking with the relevant analytes near to the analytical cutoff concentrations used in the UK screening protocols: 200 [micro]mol/L phenylalanine and tyrosine (for PKU), 500 [micro]mol/L leucine (for MSUD), 45 [micro]mol/L methionine (for HCU), 0.4 [micro]mol/L octanoylcarnitine (C8) and decanoylcarnitine (C10) (for MCADD), 0.56 [micro]mol/L glutarylcarnitine (C5DC) (for GA1), 1.6 [micro]mol/L isovalerylcarnitine (C5) (for IVA), 8 mU/L thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) (for CHT), and 60 ng/mL immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT) (for CF) (9).
The most common mutation is the c.985A>G (p.Lys329Glu) change, which in MCADD patients of European descent, is observed at the homozygous state in 80% and at the heterozygous status in about 18%.
Predictive value, clinical status and genotype of medium-chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) ascertained by screening at one week of age using electrospray tandem mass spectrometry of underivatized blood spots: findings from a UK multicentre trial.
Her mother Cora Durkan, 46, from West Sussex, said: "That's the reason for the screening programme, MCADD can kill."
A cost-consequence analysis utilizing decision methods is used to examine two disorders: MCADD, a disorder previously recommended for screening, and BKT, a disorder newly recommended for newborn screening.
Those babies who have their newborn bloodspot sample from this month will be offered screening for medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD).
Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) [9] leads to the accumulation of octanoylcarnitine (C8) in the blood and can be diagnosed by analysis of the concentration of acylcarnitines by use of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) (1).
The newborn blood spot (also known as 'heel prick') screens for phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD).
MCADD (medium chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase deficiency) (1 in 10,000 risk) where the baby cannot break down fats to make energy for the body.
He died from MCADD, a genetic disorder that can make long fasting fatal.