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nutritional assessmentThe process of identifying characteristics known to be associated with malnutrition.
nutritional assessmentOncology The profiling of a Pt's current nutritional status and risk of malnutrition and cancer cachexia. See Cachexia, Malnutrition.
nu·tri·tion·al as·sess·ment(nū-trish'ŏ-năl ă-ses'mĕnt)
Measurement of the body through anthropometrics, biochemical testing, clinical examination, and dietary intake.
nutritional assessmentthe assessment of an individual's nutritional status, used to identify those who are malnourished and those who are at risk of becoming malnourished. Factors included in the assessment are dietary intake, nutritional requirements, clinical condition, physical appearance, anthropometric and biochemical measurements. See also anthropometry, dietary reference values, malnutrition.
pertaining to or emanating from nutrition.
see nutritional anemia.
chemical analysis of ration ingredients or, more commonly, consultation of a table of approximate composition of feedstuffs.
nutritional deficiency disease
disease caused by a deficiency of a particular nutrient in the feed. Includes the micro- and macronutrients of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The specific diseases are described under their individual titles.
nutritional gill disease
caused by a nutritional deficiency of pantothenic acid. The gills of affected fish hypertrophy, show clubbing and fuse together causing interference with gaseous exchange.
an excess of protein in the diet may cause visceral and even articular gout.
see nutritional secondary osteodystrophia fibrosa.
infertility due to a nutritional deficiency, principally caloric.
nutritional muscular dystrophy
disease of cats, mink, foals and pigs associated with the feeding of fish offal, fish meal or rations containing high levels of unsaturated fatty acids. Palpable thickening and solidity of subcutaneous fat; may be associated with myopathy, gastric ulcer or hepatosis dietetica.
nutritional secondary hypercalcitonism
see nutritional secondary hypercalcitonism.
nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism
see nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.
the state of the body with respect to each nutrient and to the overall state of the body weight and condition.
the stress of inadequate nutrition of total nutrients.
addition of a nutrient to an existing diet to make good what might be only a temporary shortfall. May be made available in a salt or mineral mix or block, or may be mixed in with a feed or even in drinking water. For pastured animals other means are used but foliar dusting comes close to being a nutritional supplement.