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deficiency disease

1. Med any condition, such as pellagra, beriberi, or scurvy, produced by a lack of vitamins or other essential substances
2. Botany any disease caused by lack of essential minerals

deficiency disease

[də′fish·ən·sē di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Any disease resulting from a dietary deficiency of minerals, vitamins, or essential nutrients.
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About CHOLBAM CHOLBAM is indicated for the treatment of bile acid deficiency diseases in both pediatric and adult patient populations.
Unfortunately the poorest of the poor are most at risk of micronutrient deficiency diseases.
Although we don't know for certain what each and every individual needs, we do know that if you consume nutrients at the level of their RDAs, your risk of developing a dietary deficiency disease is only 2 percent or less.
To combat Iodine Deficiency Disease, Universal Salt Iodization has been accepted by the government and some progress made but the problem of macronutrient deficiencies, specially iron deficiency anaemia, need to be addressed.
3), a chemist, regarded the Eijkman factor in beriberi as a definite organic chemical substance, one of several whose inclusion in trace amounts in an otherwise adequate diet was responsible for the cure or prevention of deficiency diseases such as beriberi, scurvy, rickets, and pellagra.
This finding fits with observations that periodontal disease is common among persons having certain immune deficiency diseases characterized by abnormally low neutrophil number or function.
16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, over $1 million dollars were awarded for translational research by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), a global non-profit organization dedicated to early diagnosis, appropriate treatments and public awareness of genetic immune deficiency diseases, known as Primary Immunodeficiencies (PI).
The winners' discoveries in the 1970s, '80s and '90s have helped doctors diagnose a severe form of epilepsy and immune deficiency diseases in children, Mr Hansson said.
Arrangement is in sections on clinical practice in the tropics, viral diseases, bacterial infections, the mycoses, protozoal infections, helminthic infections, poisonous and toxic plants and animals, nutritional problems and deficiency diseases, vector transmission of diseases and zoonoses, the sick returning traveler, laboratory diagnosis of parasitic diseases, and drugs used in tropical medicine.
Others, who have high fever could postpone their vaccination to a later date, " he said, adding that those who suffer from immune deficiency diseases such as HIV or similar congenital diseases and who are allergic to vaccines should avoid this vaccination.
The Anthony Nolan Trust, which works to find matching donors for patients with leukaemia and immune deficiency diseases, organised a zipwire event at Alnwick Castle both yesterday and Saturday to raise money for its work.
After a chapter on deficiency diseases focusing on global issues of undernutrition, vitamin A, iodine and iron, Part 5 ends with diet and genotype interactions.

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