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kwa·shi·or·kor

 (kwä′shē-ôr′kôr′)
n.
Severe protein malnutrition, especially in children after weaning, marked by lethargy, growth retardation, anemia, edema, potbelly, skin depigmentation, and hair loss or change in hair color.

[Ga (Niger-Congo language of Ghana) kwashiɔkɔ, sickness of the weanling deplaced by the birth of a sibling.]

kwashiorkor

(ˌkwæʃɪˈɔːkə)
n
(Pathology) severe malnutrition of infants and young children, esp soon after weaning, resulting from dietary deficiency of protein
[C20: from a native word in Ghana]

kwash•i•or•kor

(ˌkwɑ ʃiˈɔr kɔr, -kər)

n.
a disease, chiefly of children, caused by severe protein and vitamin deficiency and characterized by retarded growth, potbelly, and anemia.
[1930–35; < Germanã (Kwa language of coastal Ghana) kwàšìɔkɔ́ the influence a child is said to be under when his or her mother becomes pregnant with her next child]

kwa·shi·or·kor

(kwä′shē-ôr′kôr′)
A disease, usually of children, caused by lack of protein in the diet and resulting in swelling of the limbs, enlargement of the liver, potbelly, reduced growth, and discoloration of the skin and hair.

kwashiorkor

Severe malnutrition in infants and young children caused by dietary deficiency, with such effects as emaciation, loss of skin color, and a bloated stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kwashiorkor - severe malnutrition in children resulting from a diet excessively high in carbohydrates and low in protein
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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kwa·shi·or·kor

n. Kwashiorkor, deficiencia proteínica o desnutrición durante la infancia que se manifiesta después del destete esp. en áreas tropicales y subtropicales causando.

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Medical consequences include brain damage in foetuses and children (because of iodine and zinc deficiencies), kwashiorkor, general impairment of immunological defence i.
The researchers came to this conclusion by observing nearly 400 sets of twins over their first three years of life, focusing especially on cases where one twin but not the other developed a form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor, associated with swollen bellies, liver damage, skin ulcerations and loss of appetite, in addition to wasting.
He continued his research on malaria in pregnancy, protein-calorie malnutrition and kwashiorkor, and did a pioneering study on the role of aflatoxin and its damaging effects on stored grain.
001) in both the groups (Table III), but 4 patients with kwashiorkor showed a fall in weight.
A physiological response in man to prevent methyl group deficiency in kwashiorkor (methionine deficiency) and an explanation for folic-acid-induced exacerbation of subacute combined degeneration in pernicious anaemia.
Kwashiorkor, a protein deficiency disease, was observed in Iraq for the first time, according to the document, which added, "Gastroenteritis was killing children .
Ser Vaas: And you saw kwashiorkor when you were there?
This, therefore, makes the chicken powder a superior option for use in the treatment and management of childhood malnutrition such as kwashiorkor.
In any given room can be found children with rickets, malnutrition, kwashiorkor (protein deficiency), typhoid fever, cholera or cancer.
That's way I wanted to go to Ethiopia--because I wanted to see the children with kwashiorkor and then see if the disease could be prevented by providing the youngsters with high-lysine corn instead of regular corn.
We need this information to be brought to the attention of these leaders, because each one of them heads a country where help is needed to curb infant and under-five mortality, maternal mortality, micronutrient deficiencies and in some cases kwashiorkor (protein deficiency) and marasmus (acute undernutrition), and in most cases stunting (slow growth).
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Confirmed BCG dissemination has only been documented in children with severe kwashiorkor.