protein malnutrition


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pro·tein mal·nu·tri·tion

undernutrition resulting from inadequate intake of protein; characteristic manifestations include nutritional edema, kwashiorkor.
Malnutrition associated with suboptimal caloric intake, seen in African children weaned from protein-rich maternal milk and fed protein-poor cereals, cassava and sweet potatoes
Lab Anaemia, decreased haematocrit, blood volume, decreased albumin
Treatment Succotash, a diet mixture that provides the deficient amino acids

protein malnutrition

Kwashiorkor, see there.

pro·tein mal·nu·tri·tion

(prōtēn malnū-trishŭn)
Undernutrition resulting from inadequate intake of protein; characteristic manifestations include nutritional edema.
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Moreover, results indicated that wound healing macrophages (IGF-1 and CCL22) were inactivated under the protein malnutrition conditions, while both regulatory macrophages (CCL-1) and classically activated macrophages (CXCL-10 and CCL-5) were alternatively activated under this stress in comparison with the control mice.
Two levels of controls (normal and low protein controls, NPC, LPC) were employed so as to determine the combined effects of E and Q associated with protein malnutrition. Though some overlapping effects might still be obscured, loss of body weight, and decrease in relative organ weights (heart, liver, spleen and pancreas) in LPEQ- treated rats, show that malnutrition can enhance adverse effect of combined intake of E and Q.
And protein malnutrition delays healing and extends their hospitalization.
"We're looking for early indicators of chronic protein malnutrition - when people are getting ample calories."
Nutritional causes of fat in the liver result from starvation, obesity, protein malnutrition and intestinal bypass operation for obesity.
Those living outside had more foot problems, acute skin injuries and signs of protein malnutrition and were more likely to report alcohol and drug abuse.
Twelve patients developed protein malnutrition at some point 1-10 years after surgery, and two patients had recurrent protein malnutrition.
In 1992, he coauthored a study showing that most elderly hip fracture patients entering New York Hospital had protein malnutrition, and all patients had evidence of negative nitrogen balance during their first postsurgical week (J.
The main site of synthesis for these proteins are the liver, one of the first organs to be affected by protein malnutrition (Gibson, 1990).