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Descriptor English: Vitamin B Deficiency
Descriptor Spanish: Deficiencia de Vitamina B
Descriptor Portuguese: Deficiência de Vitaminas do Complexo B
Descriptor French: Carence en vitamines B
Entry term(s): Deficiencies, Vitamin B
Deficiency, Vitamin B
Vitamin B Deficiencies
Tree number(s): C18.654.521.500.133.699
SP6.016.052.063.114
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014804
Scope note: A condition due to deficiency in any member of the VITAMIN B COMPLEX. These B vitamins are water-soluble and must be obtained from the diet because they are easily lost in the urine. Unlike the lipid-soluble vitamins, they cannot be stored in the body fat.
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: VITAMIN B DEFIC
DeCS ID: 15206
Unique ID: D014804
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Vitamin B Deficiency - Preferred
Concept UI M0022793
Scope note A condition due to deficiency in any member of the VITAMIN B COMPLEX. These B vitamins are water-soluble and must be obtained from the diet because they are easily lost in the urine. Unlike the lipid-soluble vitamins, they cannot be stored in the body fat.
Preferred term Vitamin B Deficiency
Entry term(s) Deficiencies, Vitamin B
Deficiency, Vitamin B
Vitamin B Deficiencies



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