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

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

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