nutritional deficiency

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nu·tri·tion·al de·fi·cien·cy

(nū-trishŭn-ăl dĕ-fishĕn-sē)
Inadequacy of nutrients in tissues; result of inadequate dietary intake or impairment of digestion, absorption, transport, or metabolism.


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
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at the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas, published "The Effects of a Primary Nutritional Deficiency (Vitamin B Study)" in Food and Nutrition Sciences , 2012, 3, 1238-1244 (http://www.
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Recent research has provided evidence linking Cd-related kidney dysfunction and decreases in bone mineral density in nonoccupationally exposed populations who showed no signs of nutritional deficiency.
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Timothy Cox of the University of Cambridge in England suggests that the altered form of this gene is maintained by natural selection as a hedge against nutritional deficiency.
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