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Descriptor English:   Ascorbic Acid Deficiency 
Descriptor Spanish:   Deficiencia de Ácido Ascórbico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Deficiência de Ácido Ascórbico 
Synonyms English:   Ascorbic Acid Deficiencies
Deficiencies, Ascorbic Acid
Deficiencies, Vitamin C
Deficiency, Ascorbic Acid
Deficiency, Vitamin C
Vitamin C Deficiencies
Vitamin C Deficiency  
Tree Number:   C18.654.521.500.133.115
SP6.016.052.063.104
Definition English:   A condition due to a dietary deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), characterized by malaise, lethargy, and weakness. As the disease progresses, joints, muscles, and subcutaneous tissues may become the sites of hemorrhage. Ascorbic acid deficiency frequently develops into SCURVY in young children fed unsupplemented cow's milk exclusively during their first year. It develops also commonly in chronic alcoholism. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1177) 
See Related English:   Scurvy
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   1213 
Unique Identifier:   D001206 

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