beriberi beriberi

Definition(s):

  • (n) avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)

Usage(s):

  1. They would roar with glee when their best friends came down with beriberi or were snapped out of dugouts by the giant anacondas.
  2. He pursued the causes of beriberi, the deficiency disease that attacks the nerves, heart and digestive system.
  3. One-A-Day and other multivitamin products were originally designed to prevent such centuries-old nutritional deficiencies as scurvy and beriberi.

News

  • Consider supplements according to need

    Rickets, scurvy, pellagra, beriberi. These diseases caused by vitamin deficiencies are exceedingly rare in the United States.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

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