avitaminosis


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avitaminosis

[¦ā‚vīd·ə·mə′nō·səs]
(medicine)
Any vitamin-deficiency disease.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A balanced diet is one of the most important principles in the prevention of avitaminosis.
(5) Among other reasons, avitaminosis, allergy, hormonal imbalance, carcinogenic drugs and IgA-mediated immune mechanisms can be enumerated.
El Arroz Dorado busca ser una fuente de vitamina A para que las poblaciones que no consumen la suficiente cantidad de esta vitamina, imprescindible en su dieta diaria, y de este modo contribuir a disminuir la avitaminosis en los paises en vias de desarrollo.
Or perhaps he suffered from generalized avitaminosis or some specific mineral or vitamin deficiency like scurvy or rickets or even Korsakoff's psychosis caused by his diet's dwindling variety.
For this reasons [sic] tooth diseases, avitaminosis and gastric diseases are widely spread among them.
Malnutrition and avitaminosis were especially rampant in the Confederate forces during the last year of the war.