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avitaminosis

 [a-vi″tah-mĭ-no´sis]
disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. adj., adj avitaminot´ic.
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a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(ā-vī'tă-min-ō'sis),
Properly, hypovitaminosis.
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avitaminosis

(ā-vī′tə-mĭ-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. avitamino·ses (-sēz)
A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.

a·vi′ta·min·ot′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
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a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(ā-vī'tă-min-ō'sis)
Properly, hypovitaminosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

avitaminosis

The state of vitamin deficiency or a disorder caused by a deficiency of one or more vitamins.
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hy·po·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(hī'pō-vī'tă-min-ō'sis)
Nutritional deficiency state characterized by relative insufficiency of one or more vitamins in the diet; manifested first by depletion of tissue levels, then by functional changes, and finally by appearance of morphologic lesions.
Compare: avitaminosis
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Las enfermedades ocurridas en estos zoocriaderos fueron: ETAPA DE NEONATOS (onfalitis, anomalias congenitas e intoxicaciones); ETAPA DE CRIAS Y JUVENILES (deficiencias nutricionales como avitaminosis A, E y B 1, escoliosis, osteodistrofia, enfermedades infecciosas bacterianas, micoticas, virales, sindrome de las crias, casuistica parasitaria por protozoarios, nematodes y trematodes, traumatismos y estados de shock,) y ADULTOS (deficiencias nutricionales, xifosis, escoliosis, osteodistrofia, hiperparatiroidismo nutricional secundario, traumatismos, heridas y estados de shock).
Avitaminosis: Como se aprecia en la TABLA I, las deficiencias vitaminicas tambien fueron unas de las enfermedades carenciales mas comunes en estos zoocriaderos venezolanos, produciendo mortalidades anuales de hasta un 60%.
The role of antioxidants in promoting health is universally applauded, yet in dietary regimes recommending a much reduced fatty diet intake of the lipidic antioxidant vitamins is curtailed, resulting in potential avitaminosis unless accompanied by separate vitamin supplementation.
Clinical signs of avitaminosis A (Bitot spots and/or xerophthalmia) were assessed in a nonrandomly selected subsample of 200 children.
None of the children in the subsample had clinical signs of avitaminosis A.
Pellagra--a particularly nasty avitaminosis triggered by a deficiency of vitamin B3--killed thousands of people in USA and globally before its causes were understood and combated.
In Sierra Leone, the fruits are regarded as a remedy for A and B avitaminosis. In Eastern Sudan, the roasted fruits are said to be a substitute for tea.