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Deficiency disease

Introduction: Deficiency disease

Description of Deficiency disease

Deficiency disease: any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient (as a vitamin or mineral).
Source: WordNet 2.1

Deficiency disease: A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

Deficiency disease: Related Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Deficiency disease

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Deficiency disease

The following list attempts to classify Deficiency disease into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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