nutritional deficiency

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nu·tri·tion·al de·fi·cien·cy

(nū-trishŭn-ăl dĕ-fishĕn-sē)
Inadequacy of nutrients in tissues; result of inadequate dietary intake or impairment of digestion, absorption, transport, or metabolism.
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One should always look for blood loss, drugs being used, nutritional deficiency, and reversal of predisposing factors as well as dietary advice and routine supplementations.
Correlating the presence or absence of iron/vitamin deficiency in mother with anthropometry of the child, 11.4% of the mother's had evidence of nutritional deficiency among which 20% of their babies fall under 3rd.
Why are elderly people at risk of nutritional deficiency?
A major theme is how thrombohemostatic disorders manifest in conjunction with other conditions, such as HIV infection, nutritional deficiency, and non-Dengue mosquito-borne viral hemorrhagic fever.
This failure of bones to mineralize can be caused by genetic conditions as well as nutritional deficiency.
Are we treating a nutritional deficiency? Brit Med J 331;161.
In addition, the child may have lackluster, hypopigmented hair with the "flag sign"--a band of lighter hair associated with nutritional deficiency.
vision problems arise mostly from complications of measles or rubella, nutritional deficiency, improper or inadequate treatment, and eye infections in the first days of life.
This can lead to other problems such as nutritional deficiency, and depression.
It's long been recognized vitamin [B.sup.12] deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the developing world and possibly in the U.S., reports the Harvard Health Letter.

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