Beri-beri | definition of beri-beri by Medical dictionary
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thiamin deficiency A vitamin deficiency characterised by malnutrition, softened bones and mental depression, due to an absence of dietary thiamin. The clinical disease, beri-beri, is divided into a “wet” form, which causes congestive heart failure, and a “dry” form, which causes neurologic disease in the form of peripheral neuropathy and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
beri-beri Nutrition A disease caused by deficiency of thiamine–vitamin B1, which affects the heart–cardiac dilatation, fatty degeneration, peripheral nerves—myelinolysis and axonal degeneration, subcutaneous tissues–edema and vascular congestion and serosal linings–effusions Clinical Fatigue, apathy, irritability, depression, muscular atrophy, paresthesias, abdominal pain and if extreme, ↑ intracranial pressure and coma. See Shoshin beri-beri.
- Dry beri-beri
- Affects central and peripheral nervous systems Clinical, childrenPlethoric with pallor, hoarseness due to nerve paralysis, apathy, dyspnea, tachycardia, hepatomegaly
- Wet beri-beri
- More cardiocentric Clinical The afflicted children are malnourished with pallor, edema, tachycardia, dyspnea, renal failure, right-sided cardiac failure Treatment Thiamine-rich foods, eg milk, vegetables, cereals, fruits
beri-beri A deficiency disease caused by inadequate intake of vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and featuring widespread nerve degeneration with damage to the brain, spinal cord and heart. There is severe fatigue, loss of memory, irritability, insomnia, burning pain in the feet, foot drop, confusion and paralysis. In ‘wet’ there is damage to the heart muscle and widespread fluid retention in the tissues (OEDEMA).
beri-beri a human disease caused by vitamin B1 (THIAMINE) deficiency in which affected individuals suffer from wasting of muscles, paralysis, mental confusion and sometimes heart failure.
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De Bevoise claims that beri-beri
is the clearest example of a disease that has as its direct origin the penetration of capitalism into the Philippines.
I know we are all meant to be at work but you can always come up with an aged aunt to bury or a nasty bout of beri-beri
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Australians and Britons were dying at the rate of 26 a day in the slime and mud from cholera, dysentery and beri-beri
. Men cut themselves on the razor-sharp leaves of the bamboo trees.
Diseases such as scurvy or beri-beri
are not unknown in seriously underweight people.
Fortunately, a glance at the fixture list revealed that next weekend brings us the day that annually brings solace to all those suffering from Alan Beri-Beri
- a disease that induces suicidal tendencies in people who feel they can't survive until next March without seeing a precocious two-year-old.
I PREDICT that a plague of bubonic rats will hit Albert Square at about the same time as Brookside succumbs to beri-beri
Mae'n debyg i hynny gael ei dderbyn cyn gynhesed x haint o beri-beri
ar strydoedd Cwmderi.