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a condition produced by ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamins; symptom complexes are associated with excessive intake of vitamins A and D (hypervitaminosis A and hypervitaminosis D).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A condition resulting from the ingestion of an excessive amount of a vitamin preparation, symptoms varying according to the particular vitamin involved; serious effects may be caused by overdosage with fat-soluble vitamins, especially A or D, but more rarely with water-soluble vitamins.
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n. pl. hypervitamino·ses (-sēz)
Any of various abnormal conditions in which the physiological effect of a vitamin is produced to a pathological degree by excessive intake of the vitamin.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
hypervitaminosisAny clinical condition caused by the ingestion of vitamins in extreme excess of physiologic requirements or pharmacologic doses. Hypervitaminosis is most commonly caused by excess consumption of fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamins A and D (less commonly vitamins E and K), as they accumulate and remain stored in body fat; water-soluble vitamins B and C are readily excreted.
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hypervitaminosisPopular nutrition A condition caused by the ingestion of vitamins in extreme excess of physiologic requirements, or pharmacologic doses; it most commonly is caused by excess consumption of fat-soluble vitamins–eg, vitamins A and D, as they accumulate in body fat; water-soluble vitamins B and C, are readily excreted. See Vitamins. Cf Pseudovitamins.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A condition resulting from the ingestion of an excessive amount of a vitamin preparation, with symptoms varying according to the particular vitamin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
hypervitaminosisOne of a number of disorders that can result from excessive intake of certain vitamins, especially vitamins A and D. Overdosage with vitamin D can cause deposition of calcium in arteries and other tissues and kidney failure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Another name for vitamin toxicity.
Mentioned in: Vitamin Toxicity
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Condition due to ingestion of excessive vitamin preparations; serious effects may be caused by overdosage with fat-soluble vitamins, especially A or D.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012