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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations

beriberi

[ˈberɪˌberɪ] Nberiberi m
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beriberi

nBeriberi f
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ber·i·ber·i

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

n beriberi m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Hizo una brillante investigacion epidemiologica sobre la presencia de beriberi en la region de Buenaventura (1887) y determino la naturaleza biologica y social de la enfermedad, sus causas y sintomas, diagnostico y tratamiento, no solo por el interes cientifico sino con la intencion de prevenir a las autoridades sanitarias en Buenaventura para <<revisar los sacos de arroz y rechazar para el uso los que presenten esos granos opacos, que se desmoronan a la presion entre los dedos, y que tengan senales de un principio de averia>>.
Nine adolescents had minor complications, identified as endoscopy, food obstruction, wound infection, stricture, dumping syndrome secondary to overeating, mild beriberi that responded to outpatient treatment, hypokalemia, and deep vein thrombosis.
Disease, particularly dysentery, malaria, beriberi and savage cholera epidemics, starvation rations, overwork, poor or no accommodation or sanitation, and the individual brutality of Japanese and Korean engineers and guards, took their inevitable toll.
The nutritional disorder beriberi was recently seen in teenagers after gastric bypass surgery.
The Remedia beriberi crisis took a dramatic turn Tuesday, when the company's attorney told a Knesset committee that the German manufacturer of the soy-based baby-formula, Remedia Super Soya 1, had consciously removed Vitamin B-1, also known as thiamin, from the ingredients.
In spring 1951, every man in the Death Valley camp contracted debilitating beriberi. The men treated the disease themselves by eating the only available greens: weeds pulled from dirt.
Thiamin has another distinct deficiency disease known as beriberi, which was prevalent in parts of Asia where the staple diet was polished rice.
The problem that ensued when this new polished rice became popular was beriberi, caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine).
He told me that he felt life being sapped from his body, his weakness compounded further by diphtheria and beriberi. Then his friend and fellow guard unit member, Adolfo Rivera, came to his aid.
"Beriberi, the disease caused from not getting enough thiamin (vitamin [B.sub.1), is on the rise in nations with underfed and homeless people.