rebound scurvy


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rebound scurvy

A vitamin C dependency state that occurs in the foetus of a woman taking megadoses of vitamin C during pregnancy, which triggers increased production of vitamin C-metabolising enzymes.
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rebound scurvy

A vitamin C-dependency state that occurs in the fetus of a woman taking megadoses of vitamin C during pregnancy, caused by an ↑ production of vitamin C-metabolizing enzymes. See Vitamin C.
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rebound scurvy

Ascorbic acid deficiency symptoms caused by discontinuation of megadoses of vitamin C.
See also: scurvy
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