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Descriptor English: Deficiency Diseases
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedades Carenciales
Descriptor Portuguese: Deficiências Nutricionais
Descriptor French: Maladies de carence
Entry term(s): Deficiency Disease
Disease, Deficiency
Diseases, Deficiency
Tree number(s): C18.654.521.500
SP6.016.052
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003677
Scope note: A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer /defic with specific Category D terms; do not confuse with NUTRITION DISORDERS: DEFICIENCY DISEASES results from deficient intake
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: DEFIC DIS
DeCS ID: 3690
Unique ID: D003677
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Deficiency Diseases - Preferred
Concept UI M0005753
Scope note A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Preferred term Deficiency Diseases
Entry term(s) Deficiency Disease
Disease, Deficiency
Diseases, Deficiency



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