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di fi shuhn see

  • n  the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
  • n  lack of an adequate quantity or number

  • Because the disease critically weakened the immune system and was often accompanied by a rare cancer, it had been labeled gay-related immune deficiency, or GRID, by some people .
  • Another explanation for a protein deficiency is that the body is simply not producing enough of them a symptom of conditions including hypothyroidism, in which the body .
  • The birth defect an enzyme deficiency causes severe mental retardation, epilepsy and disfigurement of features.
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  • 55,500 ‘High-3’ retirees might never see back pay
    Last November an independent audit of the Military Retirement Fund uncovered a “significant deficiency” in the way the Defense Finance and Accounting Service has been calculating retired pay for about 15 percent of 370,000 retirees who are under a “High-3” retired pay formula.
    June 15, 2013 - Tacoma News Tribune
  • Iodine Deficiency in Developing Countries Drives the Global Iodine Market, According to a New Report by Global ...
    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Iodine markets. Global consumption of Iodine is projected to reach 36.8 thousand metric tons by 2018, driven by increasing demand from traditional end-use markets as well as new emerging applications. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Men’s Health: Testosterone Deficiency
    (KTVI) – June is “Men’s Health Month” and Low T, also known as Testosterone Deficiency, is being discussed. Dr. Stephen...
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 2 News St. Louis

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