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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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(7) Deficiency diseases, like infectious diseases, can saturate a given locus within a relatively short period of time, and geographical or physical isolation is a clinically convenient peculiarity.
This review discusses the biochemical functions of vitamin B12, clinical deficiency diseases associated with vitamin B12, causes of deficiency, vegan infants and the elderly, nutritional intakes in Australia and New Zealand and meeting dietary requirements.
Also, some people suffering from some medical conditions such as deficiency diseases, absorption problems, impaired immunity should get their nutrient supplements.
She was an unmarried biologist, involved in important work on auto-immune deficiency diseases. She has no children.
"Understanding and supporting the enormous impact that vital nutrition has on a child's life always resonates in our hearts and can be seen in our corporate actions." Howard Schiffer, executive director and founder of Vitamin Angels thanked Vitaquest for its ongoing support and dedication to a shared vision of a world where expecting mothers get the nutrition they need to deliver healthy babies, no child goes blind due to a simple vitamin deficiency and adults and children are free from easily preventable deficiency diseases. "We, as an industry can support Vitamin Angels in providing this low-cost, low-tech solution that has specific, measurable results on all levels," added Hefele.
"B vitamins should be prescribed only to patients who have B vitamin deficiency diseases
Vitamins protect us from deficiency diseases such as scurvy, but also help to boost our immunity, improve childhood development and can reduce the risk of serious illness such as cancer and heart disease.
253 Bursting the Bubble of Primary immune Deficiency Diseases
The best long term method of eliminating these micronutrient deficiency diseases would be to provide a well-balanced diet to everyone.
Part IV moves to a discussio n of vitamins, other nutrients, deficiency diseases, and food disorders.

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