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Descriptor English: Thiamine Deficiency
Descriptor Spanish: Deficiencia de Tiamina
Descriptor Portuguese: Deficiência de Tiamina
Descriptor French: Carence en thiamine
Entry term(s): Deficiencies, Thiamine
Deficiency, Thiamine
Thiamine Deficiencies
Tree number(s): C18.654.521.500.133.699.827
SP6.016.052.063.114.035
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013832
Scope note: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of THIAMINE in the diet, characterized by anorexia, irritability, and weight loss. Later, patients experience weakness, peripheral neuropathy, headache, and tachycardia. In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency in the United States most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption. In countries relying on polished rice as a dietary staple, BERIBERI prevalence is very high. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1171)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Entry Version: THIAMINE DEFIC
Related: Beriberi MeSH
DeCS ID: 14210
Unique ID: D013832
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Thiamine Deficiency - Preferred
Concept UI M0021320
Scope note A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of THIAMINE in the diet, characterized by anorexia, irritability, and weight loss. Later, patients experience weakness, peripheral neuropathy, headache, and tachycardia. In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency in the United States most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption. In countries relying on polished rice as a dietary staple, BERIBERI prevalence is very high. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1171)
Preferred term Thiamine Deficiency
Entry term(s) Deficiencies, Thiamine
Deficiency, Thiamine
Thiamine Deficiencies



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