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deficiency disease

n.
A condition or disease caused by deficiency of a specific vitamin, mineral, or macronutrient such as protein, resulting from inadequate dietary intake, problems with digestion or absorption, or insufficient environmental exposure.
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deficiency disease

n
1. (Pathology) med any condition, such as pellagra, beriberi, or scurvy, produced by a lack of vitamins or other essential substances. Compare avitaminosis
2. (Botany) botany any disease caused by lack of essential minerals
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defi′ciency disease`


n.
any illness associated with an insufficient supply of one or more essential dietary constituents.
[1910–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deficiency disease - any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient (as a vitamin or mineral)
malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
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Translations

deficiency disease

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When this particular system has problems working properly, there is a possibility that we may experience immune deficiency disease.
These are Phenylketonuria, endocrine insufficiency, sickle cell anaemia, congenital malformations, biotin deficiency disease, diseases of amino acids, organic and fatty (mass spectrometer), glactosemia, Other tests include cardiac examination to detect critical congenital deformities of the heart and early screening of hearing disorders for newborns to detect hereditary deafness.
If these figures are extrapolated to the city of Bangalore, around 5,000 children will have immune deficiency disease. Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore is equipped with the state-of-art Pediatric Immunology Unit, headed by Dr Sagar Bhattad.
Alagau is a herb found only in the Phillippines and has been found to be effective in treating this thiamine deficiency disease.
There's no doubt, however, that vitamin C - scientifically known as L-ascorbic acid - prevents and cures scurvy, a nutritional deficiency disease characterised by fatigue, anaemia, joint and muscle pain, bruising, connective tissue weakness, poor wound healing, bleeding gums and loosening or loss of teeth.
Mrs Purcell suffered from Korsakoff's syndrome, an alcoholism-related vitamin deficiency disease, resulting in chronic memory problems.
ADMA Biologics is a vertically integrated commercial biopharmaceutical company that manufactures, markets and develops specialty plasma-based biologics for the treatment of Primary Immune Deficiency Disease and the prevention and treatment of certain infectious diseases.
Adma is pursuing an indication for the use of this specialty IGIV product for treatment of patients diagnosed with Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (PIDD).
He discussed at length Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency quoting various studies in the region and said that it was a long latency deficiency disease. This session was chaired by Dr.
Supplements can only cure a deficiency disease. For example, vitamin C can cure scurvy.
"In Sudan it is unfortunate that opportunities for the diagnosis of primary immune deficiency disease, specific therapies, and general care are absent.