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deficiency

 [de-fish´en-se]
a lack or shortage; a condition characterized by the presence of less than the normal or necessary supply or competence.
color vision deficiency see color vision deficiency.
deficiency disease a condition due to dietary or metabolic deficiency, including all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients.
iron deficiency deficiency of iron in the system, as from blood loss, low dietary iron, or a disease condition that inhibits iron uptake. See iron and iron deficiency anemia.

de·fi·cien·cy

(dĕ-fish'en-sē),
An insufficient quantity of some substance (as in dietary deficiency or hemoglobin deficiency in marrow aplasia), organization (as in mental deficiency), activity (as in enzyme deficiency or reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood), etc., of which the amount present is of normal quality.
See also: deficiency disease.
[L. deficio, to fail, fr. facio, to do]

deficiency

/de·fi·cien·cy/ (de-fish´en-se) a lack or shortage; a condition characterized by presence of less than normal or necessary supply or competence.
color vision deficiency  color blindness; any deviation from normal perception of one or more colors.
disaccharidase deficiency  less than normal activity of the enzymes of the intestinal mucosa that cleave disaccharides, usually denoting a generalized deficiency of all such enzymes secondary to a disorder of the small intestine.
familial apolipoprotein C-II (apo C-II) deficiency  a form of familial hyperchylomicronemia due to lack of apo C-II, a necessary cofactor for lipoprotein lipase.
familial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) deficiency  any of several inherited disorders of lipoprotein and lipid metabolism that result in decreased plasma levels of HDL, particularly Tangier disease.
familial lipoprotein deficiency  any inherited disorder of lipoprotein metabolism resulting in deficiency of one or more plasma lipoproteins.
isolated IgA deficiency , IgA deficiency, selective the most common immunodeficiency disorder, deficiency of IgA but normal levels of other immunoglobulin classes and normal cellular immunity; it is marked by recurrent sinopulmonary infections, allergy, gastrointestinal disease, and autoimmune diseases.
molybdenum cofactor deficiency  an inherited disorder in which deficiency of the molybdenum cofactor causes deficiency of a variety of enzymes, resulting in severe neurologic abnormalities, dislocated ocular lenses, mental retardation, xanthinuria, and early death.
plasma thromboplastin antecedent deficiency , PTA deficiency hemophilia C.

deficiency

[difish′ənsē]
a lack or shortage of something.

deficiency

Genetics Loss of a segment of a chromosome. See Chromosome Lab medicine An inadequacy in procedure, record-keeping, policy, or implementation thereof, that has been identified by a regulatory agency Medtalk Any absolute or relative lack of an exogenous or endogenous substance in the body. See Aldolase A deficiency, Alpha2-antiplasmin deficiency, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Androgen deficiency, Apolipoprotein C-II deficiency, Apolipoprotein E deficiency, Arginase deficiency, Arginine deficiency, Biotin deficiency, Calcium deficiency, Carnitine deficiency, Carnosinase deficiency, Chromium deficiency, Condition level deficiency, Congenital antithrombin III deficiency, δ-sarcoglycan deficiency, Diphosphoglycerate mutase deficiency, Eosinophil peroxidase deficiency, Factor V deficiency, Factor VII deficiency, Factor X deficiency, Glucocerebrosidase deficiency, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Gonadotropin deficiency, Hageman factor deficiency, HDPRT deficiency, Hexokinase deficiency, Hexose phosphate isomerase deficiency, HMG-CoA synthase deficiency, Immunodeficiency, Immunoglobulin A deficiency, Immunoglobulin M deficiency, Iodine deficiency, Iron deficiency, Lactase deficiency, L-CHAD deficiency, Late-onset immune deficiency, LFA-1 deficiency, Lipoprotein lipase deficiency, Lysyl-protocollagen hydroxylase deficiency, Magnesium deficiency, Manganese deficiency, Medium chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, Methemoglobin reductase deficiency. 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase–MTHFR deficiency, MHC class II deficiency, Myeloperoxidase deficiency, Neuraminidase deficiency with beta-galactosidase deficiency, Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 deficiency, Protein deficiency, Protein C deficiency, Protein S deficiency, Purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency, Secondary deficiency, Selenium deficiency, Severe combined immune deficiency, Sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, Testosterone 17 β-dehydrogenase (NADP+) deficiency, Triosephosphate isomerase deficiency, Vitamin A deficiency, Vitamin C deficiency, Vitamin D deficiency, Vitamin E deficiency, Vitamin K deficiency, Zinc deficiency.

de·fi·cien·cy

(dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē)
An insufficient quantity of some substance (as in dietary deficiency, hemoglobin deficiency (as in marrow aplasia), organization (as in mental deficiency), activity (as in enzyme deficiency or reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood), or other process or component of which the amount present is of decreased quantity.
See also: deficiency disease
[L. deficio, to fail, fr. facio, to do]

deficiency

a shortage of some quality or element necessary for health.

Deficiency

A shortage of something necessary for health.
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de·fi·cien·cy

(dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē)
An insufficient quantity of some substance, or organizational activity of which the amount present is of normal quality.
[L. deficio, to fail, fr. facio, to do]

deficiency,

n a lack or defect.
deficiency, ac-globulin,
deficiency, dietary,
n an inadequate amount of food intake or an insufficiency of any of the food elements necessary for proper nutrition.
deficiency, mineral,
n a form of nutritional deficiency produced by the inadequate ingestion, absorption, use, and/or overexcretion of essential inorganic elements such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
deficiency, nicotinic acid
(nik´ətin´ik),
n a deficiency of nicotinic acid in the diet, resulting in acute erythematous stomatitis, papillary atrophy of the tongue, and ulcerative gingivitis.
deficiency, nutritional,
n See deficiency, dietary.
deficiency, plasma thromboplastic antecedent
(throm´bōplas´tik),
n See hemophilia C.
deficiency, protein,
n a malnutritive state produced by inadequate ingestion, absorption, use, or overexcretion of essential protein elements. Degenerative lesions produced in the periodontium include osteoporosis of the alveolar and supporting bone and disappearance of fibroblasts and connective tissue fibers of the periodontal membrane.
deficiency, PTA,
deficiency, salivary
(sal´əvar´ē),
n an insufficiency in the amount of saliva produced by the salivary glands. The lack of saliva production can result in dry mouth (xerostomia), caries, and infection of the oral cavity.
deficiency, vitamin A, gingival hyperplasia in,
n the hyperplastic and hyperkeratotic gingival changes occurring with decreased ingestion, diminished absorption, faulty use, or overexcretion of vitamin A. E.g., in diabetes mellitus, the liver often cannot effectively convert carotene to vitamin A.

deficiency

a lack or shortage; a condition characterized by the presence of less than the normal or necessary supply or competence.

antidiuretic hormone deficiency
clotting factor deficiency
Hageman factor deficiency
nutritional deficiency
see under specific nutritional factors.
Stuart factor deficiency

Patient discussion about deficiency

Q. haemoglobin deficiency Haemoglobin deficiency - 6.3 rbc count less than normal range. platelets are 157000

A. what you describe here is pretty harsh numbers. very very low hemoglobin, low platelets level...have you checked for white blood cells? i recommend seeing a Dr. ASAP. with these numbers there is a good chance that you'll bleed from places that are not supposed to bleed.

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take? I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

A. what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?

Q. what can be done for spontaneous hypothermia? is there a deficiency of hormones or anything that can be taken

A. hypothermia can be caused by al sort of things. Some bacterial infections, poisoning, aciduria , hypothyroidism and more. Is this the only symptom? I’m sure there are some others. But I think this could be a good idea to check up with a Dr.

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