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Glossary for Vitamin E deficiency

  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Blepharoptosis: Droopy upper eyelid. The condition may be caused by such things as stroke, brain tumor, diabetes and myasthenia gravis.
  • Chylomicron retention disease with Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome: A rare condition characterized by abnormal lipid metabolism, vitamin E deficiency, incoordination and short stature.
  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues
  • Infant symptoms: Symptoms affecting babies and infants.
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Low birth weight: When the weight of a new born baby is below average
  • Malabsorption: Failure to digest nutrients properly
  • Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Sensory ataxia: This term is employed to indicate ataxia due to loss of proprioception, which generally depends on dysfunction of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia: A condition characterised by a failure of muscle coordination due to pathology arising in the spinocerebellar tract of the spinal cord
  • Thrombocytosis: An increased number of platelets in the blood.


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