ariboflavinosis


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ariboflavinosis

 [a-ri″bo-fla″vĭ-no´sis]
deficiency of riboflavin (vitamin B2) in the diet, a condition marked by lesions in the corners of the mouth, on the lips, and around the nose and eyes, malaise, weakness, weight loss and, in severe cases, anemia, corneal or other eye changes, and seborrheic dermatitis. It is most common among people in regions such as Asia and the West Indies, where the diet contains large quantities of corn, potatoes, or rice, which lack riboflavin. A well-balanced diet will prevent riboflavin deficiency; it will also correct the disorder, with the help of supplementary doses of riboflavin and other vitamins.

a·ri·bo·fla·vin·o·sis

(ă-rī'bō-flā'vi-nō'sis),
Properly termed hyporiboflavinosis: a nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of riboflavin in the diet, characterized by cheilosis and magenta tongue and usually associated with other manifestations of vitamin B deficiency.

ariboflavinosis

/ari·bo·fla·vin·o·sis/ (a-ri″bo-fla″vĭ-no´sis) deficiency of riboflavin in the diet, marked by angular cheilosis, nasolabial lesions, optic changes, and seborrheic dermatitis.

ariboflavinosis

(ā-rī′bō-flā′və-nō′sĭs, -bə-)
n.
A condition caused by the dietary deficiency of riboflavin that is characterized by mouth lesions, seborrhea, and vascularization of the cornea.

ariboflavinosis

[ārī′bōflā′vinō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, a, not, ribose; L, flavus, yellow; Gk, osis
a condition caused by deficiency of riboflavin (vitamin B2) in the diet. It is characterized by bilateral lesions at the corners of the mouth, on the lips, and around the nose and eyes; by seborrheic dermatitis; and by various visual disorders. See also riboflavin.

a·ri·bo·fla·vin·o·sis

(ă-rī'bō-flā-vi-nō'sis)
A commonly used term for hyporiboflavinosis

a·ri·bo·fla·vin·o·sis

(ă-rī'bō-flā-vi-nō'sis)
Nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of riboflavin in the diet.

ariboflavinosis (ərī´bōflāvinō´sis),

n a nutritional disease resulting from a deficiency of riboflavin (vitamin B2); characterized by angular cheilosis, seborrheic dermatitis, a magenta tongue, and ocular disturbance.

ariboflavinosis

deficiency of riboflavin (vitamin B2) in the diet, a condition marked by lesions in the corners of the mouth, on the lips, and around the nose and eyes, malaise, weakness, weight loss and, in severe cases, corneal or other eye changes and seborrheic dermatitis.