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in·suf·fi·cien·cy

 (ĭn′sə-fĭsh′ən-sē)
n. pl. in·suf·fi·cien·cies
1. The quality or state of being insufficient, especially:
a. Inadequate supply: an insufficiency of funds.
b. Inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally: cardiac insufficiency.
c. Moral or mental incompetence.
2. A failing; an inadequacy: pointed out the insufficiencies in my report.
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insufficiency

(ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənsɪ)
n
1. Also called: insufficience the state of being insufficient
2. (Pathology) pathol failure in the functioning of an organ, tissue, etc: cardiac insufficiency.
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in•suf•fi•cien•cy

(ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy.
2. an instance of this.
3. inability of an organ or other body part to function normally.
Sometimes, in`suf•fi′cience.
[1375–1425]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insufficiency - a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
failing, weakness - a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
2.insufficiency - (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
inability, unfitness - lacking the power to perform
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
cardiac insufficiency, coronary insufficiency - inadequate blood flow to the heart muscles; can cause angina pectoris
3.insufficiency - 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"
adequacy, sufficiency - the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
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insufficiency

noun shortage, lack, deficiency, want, poverty, inadequacy, short supply, scarcity, dearth, paucity, scantiness, inadequateness Late miscarriages are not usually due to hormonal insufficiency.
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insufficiency

noun
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Translations
عَدَم كفاءَه، عدَم اهليَّه
nedostatek
utilstrækkelighed
skortur; ófullkomleiki
yetersizlik

insufficiency

[ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənsɪ] Ninsuficiencia f
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insufficiency

n (of supplies)Knappheit f, → unzureichende Menge; (of sb’s work)Unzulänglichkeit f
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insufficiency

[ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃnsɪ] ninsufficienza
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insufficient

(insəˈfiʃənt) adjective
not enough. The prisoner was released because the police had insufficient proof of his guilt.
ˌinsufˈficiently adverb
ˌinsufˈficiency noun
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in·suf·fi·cien·cy

n. insuficiencia, falta de;
adrenal ______ suprarrenal;
cardiac ______ cardíaca;
coronary ______ coronaria;
hepatic ______ hepática;
mitral ______ mitral;
pulmonary valvular ______ pulmonar-valvular;
renal ______ renal;
respiratory ______ respiratoria;
valvular ______ valvular;
venous ______ venosa.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

insufficiency

n insuficiencia; adrenal (aortic, venous, etc.) — insuficiencia suprarrenal (aórtica, venosa, etc.)
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These changes clarified that the previous "hepatic insufficiency or cirrhosis" contraindication related to patients with acute liver failure and decompensated cirrhosis.
Primary assessments from the study in subjects with mild and moderate hepatic insufficiency showed that AXA1665 was well tolerated in the study, and secondary assessments demonstrated that AXA1665 increased the basal (fasted) Fischer's ratio by 40%; decreased plasma ammonia area under the curve; and tended to maintain a leaner phenotype and muscle function.
Although steatosis is generally a benign finding, subsequent hepatic parenchymal fibrosis and hepatic insufficiency may ensue in a subset of these patients (3).
"Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms" (DRESS) is a drug reaction that causes peripheral eosinophilia and primarily renal and hepatic insufficiency and dysfunction of other visceral organs with skin rash as noticeable symptom.
Hepatic insufficiency could result in a low serum BUN content and a high plasma ammonia, since the urea cycle in the liver is the major pathway for conversion of intestinal derived ammonia to urea nitrogen (Ramaiah, 2007).
Effect of moderate hepatic insufficiency on the pharmacokinetics of sitagliptin.
Through literature review and examination of our 11 patients, we have summarized the following characteristics for KDSS: (1) It is more common in males; (2) symptoms include lymphadenectasis, hypoalbuminemia, hyponatremia, hepatic insufficiency, anemia, and electrocardiogram abnormalities; the incidence of coronary artery dilatation is high, and some children may have severe gastrointestinal symptoms; (3) inflammatory indicators are significantly increased; (4) patients often present with IVIG resistance; (5) 50% of patients need hormone therapy; and (6) shock appears at an early stage.
Hepatic encephalopathy may result from hepatic insufficiency from acute liver failure or cirrhosis or from portosystemic shunting, sometimes even in the absence of intrinsic liver disease.
CHF is a distinct entity from many other chronic liver diseases of childhood in that these patients are not typically prone to developing progressive hepatic insufficiency.16 Most patients do well and the prognosis of CHF is dependent on management of bleeding secondary to portal hypertension and it may be greatly improved by shunt surgery, but survival in some patients is dependent on the degree of renal involvement and renal failure.3
Global Markets Direct's, 'Liver Failure (Hepatic Insufficiency) - Pipeline Review, H1 2016', provides an overview of the Liver Failure (Hepatic Insufficiency) pipeline landscape.
In dogs, liver and kidneys are the target organs causing fever, anorexia, vomiting, polyuria, polydypsia, haemetemesis, melena, epistaxis, renal and hepatic insufficiency, pulmonary manifestations and reproductive failures.
Clinical and/or laboratory signs of hepatic insufficiency were observed in 17% (6/35) of the patients, encephalopathy in 17% (6/35), ascites in 11.4% (4/35), and significant laboratory abnormalities in 14% (5/35).