avitaminosis


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a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

 (ā-vī′tə-mĭ-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. a·vi·ta·min·o·ses (-sēz)
A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.

a·vi′ta·min·ot′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.

avitaminosis

(æˌvɪtəmɪnˈəʊsɪs; ˌævɪˌtæmɪˈnəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) any disease caused by a vitamin deficiency in the diet

a•vi•ta•min•o•sis

(eɪˌvaɪ tə məˈnoʊ sɪs)

n.
any disease caused by a lack of vitamins.
[1910–15]
a•vi`ta•min•ot′ic (-ˈnɒt ɪk) adj.

avitaminosis

any disease or illness caused by an insufficiency of one or more vitamins. — avitaminotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitaminsavitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
beriberi - avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
Alpine scurvy, maidism, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, mayidism, pellagra, Saint Ignatius' itch - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
rickets, rachitis - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
scorbutus, scurvy - a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
moon blindness, night blindness, nyctalopia - inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
Translations

a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

n. avitaminosis, trastorno o enfermedad causada por una deficiencia vitamínica.
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In the children's nursery of the Regina Angelorum School two children from this "Tio Raimundo neighborhood" were admitted with avitaminosis and depauperation in the highest degree.
His original editorial board consisted of 3 anatomic pathologists, an experimental pathologist whose research was in avitaminosis, and an internal medicine doctor who had once been a pathologist.
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En un considerable numero de articulos, el modelo de definicion empleado ha sido el hiperonimico, aunque no faltan algunas definiciones antonimicas: afebril, asintomatico (Rey Debove 1970: 3-34) o de componente negativo: avitaminico, avitaminosis o carencia ni tampoco sinonimicas: manu longa.
Pellagra--a particularly nasty avitaminosis triggered by a deficiency of vitamin B3--killed thousands of people in USA and globally before its causes were understood and combated.
This has facilitated a decrease in the incidence of various diseases, such as avitaminosis A and D, which were previously prevalent.
Dentro de las complicaciones medicas mas mencionadas en la literatura se encuentran las cardiovasculares (arritmias cardiacas, hipotension, bradicardia) endocrinas y metabolicas (alteraciones hidroelectroliticas, acidosis y alcalosis metabolica, disminucion en la produccion de hormonas tiroideas, avitaminosis, osteoporosis), gastrointestinales (esofagitis, sindrome de Mallory-Weiss, ruptura gastrica y esofagica), inmunologicas (infecciones) y hematologicas (pancitopenia), entre otras (4, 5).
El Arroz Dorado busca ser una fuente de vitamina A para que las poblaciones que no consumen la suficiente cantidad de esta vitamina, imprescindible en su dieta diaria, y de este modo contribuir a disminuir la avitaminosis en los paises en vias de desarrollo.