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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Deficiency diseases naturally align with the environmental imperatives of medical ecology.
Recurring nutritional deficiency diseases, including rickets, scurvy, beri-beri, and pellagra were thought to be infectious diseases.
Near the start of the 20th century, students of nutrition were investigating not deficiency diseases as such, but what were the components of a physiologically complete diet.
Public health surveys in which Chernousenko participated revealed that in Belarus, which was hardest hit, there is hardly a child who is not suffering from some immune deficiency disease, either cardiovascular, lymphoid or oncological; most of these children are unable to attend a full day in school.
Mrs Purcell had Korsakoff's Syndrome, an alcoholism-related vitamin deficiency disease, resulting in chronic memory problems.
"We recommend that they be used with strong medically based cause, such as symptomatic nutrient deficiency disease."
This is the second blood drive in honor of Alec Rastad, a 12-year-old Westboro boy with common variable immune deficiency disease, a rare disorder that leaves his immune system vulnerable to dangerous infections.
* The trust was established by Shirley Nolan in an attempt to save her son Anthony, who suffered from an immune deficiency disease. Sadly, he died five years later, aged seven, without finding a matching donor.
BERI BERI is a vitamin deficiency disease which inflames nerves all over the body.
The DSHEA also appears to provide greater flexibility in making claims for dietary supplements; specifically, the DSHEA allows for "statements of nutritional support" which are defined as: a statement that claims a benefit related to a classical nutrient deficiency disease and discloses the prevalence of such disease in the United States, describes the role of a nutrient or dietary ingredient intended to affect the structure or function in humans, characterizes the documented mechanism by which a nutrient or dietary ingredient acts to maintain such structure or function, or describes general well-being from consumption of a nutrient or dietary ingredient.
Irwin Stone cites research evidence that links scurvy with tuberculosis (a high incidence of the deficiency disease with cases of tuberculosis).
Editorial Note: Pellagra is a nutritional deficiency disease characterized by dermatitis on areas of the body exposed to sunlight, such as the face, neck, arms, and legs.