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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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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Translations

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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kwashiorkor

n kwashiorkor m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Similarly, HIV-positive patients attained a much slower RWG compared with their HIV-negative counterparts (p<0.0001), as did marasmic patients compared with kwashiorkor and marasmic kwashiorkor, although this difference was not statistically significant (p=0.233).
Children with marasmic kwashiorkor are often severely ill and have a higher risk of mortality.
In its response the board said it had provided information covering conditions including marasmic kwashiorkor - de-fined by children's rights organisation Unicef as a form of "severe acute malnutrition" - and "unspecified severe protein-energy malnutrition".
In the spectrum of PEM including kwashiorkor, marasmus and marasmic kwashiorkor, some investigators have associated aflatoxins specifically with the development of kwashiorkor alone [6-9].