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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·fi·cien·cy dis·ease

any disease resulting from undernutrition or an inadequacy of calories, proteins, essential amino or fatty acids, vitamins, or trace minerals.
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deficiency disease

n.
A condition or disease caused by deficiency of a specific vitamin, mineral, or macronutrient such as protein, resulting from inadequate dietary intake, problems with digestion or absorption, or insufficient environmental exposure.
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deficiency disease

Clinical nutrition A condition due to lack of an essential nutrient–eg, protein, minerals or vitamins Metabolic diseases Inborn error of metabolism, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

de·fi·cien·cy dis·ease

(dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē di-zēz')
Any disorder resulting from undernutrition or an inadequacy of calories, proteins, essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, or trace minerals.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

deficiency disease

any condition exhibiting abnormalities produced by lack of a particular component in the diet. Examples include BERI-BERI (vitamin B1), SCURVY (vitamin C), RICKETS (vitamin D), KWASHIORKOR (protein deficiency). Plants can also exhibit conditions brought about by deficiency of minerals. For example, magnesium is required in the synthesis of CHLOROPHYLL a lack of the mineral producing CHLOROSIS of the leaves.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

de·fi·cien·cy dis·ease

(dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē di-zēz')
Disease resulting from undernutrition or an inadequacy of calories, proteins, or other needed elements.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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