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Disease Ascorbic Acid Deficiency

Name Ascorbic Acid Deficiency
Synonyms Ascorbic Acid Deficiencies | Deficiencies, Ascorbic Acid | Deficiencies, Vitamin C | Deficiency, Ascorbic Acid | Deficiency, Vitamin C | Vitamin C Deficiencies | Vitamin C Deficiency
Definition 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)
Categories Nutrition disorder
MeSH® ID D001206

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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Deficiency Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Avitaminosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Ascorbic Acid Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Ascorbic Acid Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Scurvy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes