essential fatty acid deficiency


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essential fatty acid deficiency

A very rare condition thought to occur only in people fed intravenously for long periods on glucose and amino acids, but without fats. The effect of deficiency is a form of scaly DERMATITIS. See ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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