beriberi definition

  • noun:
    • an illness due to a deficiency of thiamine, endemic in eastern and southern Asia and characterized by neurologic symptoms, aerobic abnormalities, and edema.
    • a disease due to a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1), resulting in lethargy and organ complications.
    • An acute illness occurring in Asia, characterized by numerous inflammatory changes in the nerves, creating great muscular debility, a painful rigidity regarding the limbs, and cachexy.
    • A disease characterized by anemia, muscular and sensory paralysis, more or less pain, general dropsical symptoms, effusion into the serous cavities, and dyspnœa on exertion.
    • avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
    • an illness caused by a deficiency of thiamine, endemic in east and south Asia and characterized by neurologic symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalities, and edema.
    • An ailment due to a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1), leading to listlessness and organ complications.
    • An acute infection happening in India, characterized by numerous inflammatory changes in the nerves, creating great muscular debility, a painful rigidity of limbs, and cachexy.
    • an illness characterized by anemia, muscular and physical paralysis, almost pain, general dropsical signs, effusion into the serous cavities, and dyspnœa on effort.
    • avitaminosis due to lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)

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