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zinc deficiencyA condition caused by inadequate dietary ingestion of zinc, and characterised by dermatitis, diarrhoea, delayed hypersensitivity response, fatigue, hair loss, loss of taste, difficult pregnancy, retarded growth, hypogonadism, poor wound healing, and in children, stunted growth and sexual development.
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zinc deficiencyA condition caused by inadequate ingestion of zinc Clinical Dermatitis–cheeks, elbows and knees and tissue about the mouth and anus, diarrhea, delayed hypersensitivity response, fatigue, hair loss–balding of the scalp, eyebrows and lashes, loss of taste, difficult pregnancy, anemia, hyperpigmentation, hepatosplenomegaly, hypogonadism, poor wound healing; in children, stunted growth and sexual development, recurrent infections due to immune deficiency. See Acrodermatitis enteropathica, Zinc.
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