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Penicillin V Impaired Absorption in Children: definition

Lack of ability to absorb penicillin V from the small intestine due to intestinal inflammation in celiac disease. Click for full description.

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Osteoporosis: definition

A metabolic bone disorder characterized by diminished bone mass (density) with retention of normal cell appearance, but fragile strength, and high bone turnover caused by deficiency of calcium and vitamin D in particular and other micronutrients that include:  copper, magnesium, ...

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Osteomalacia: definition

A metabolic bone disorder characterized by generalized reduction in bone density (bone softening) in adults and increased risk of fractures, especially wrist and pelvis, with muscular weakness of upper arms and thighs, waddling walk, and bone tenderness. Click for full description.

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Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica: definition

A metabolic bone disease characterized by decalcification and softening of bones with bone cyst formation and bone tumors developing from effects of a parathyroid adenoma (tumor). Click for full description.

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Obstetrical Complications: definition

Reproductive disorders such as abnormally short  or prolonged gestations, inefficient labor with dystocia, and atonic uterine bleeding that may be a consequence of the endocrine derangements caused by any of these nutrient deficiencies: folate, iron, or zinc.  Click for full description.

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Obesity: definition

A metabolic disorder that is characterized by body mass index greater than 30%. Click for full description.

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Nails – White Spots: definition

A feature of zinc deficiency. Click for full description.

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Nails – Splinter Hemorrhages: definition

A feature of vitamin C deficiency that is characterized by fragility of the underlying capillaries resulting in bleeding under the nail. Click for full description.

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Nails Rounded with Curved Ends, Dark and Excessively Dry: definition

Abnormalities of the nail plate that are characterized by poor nail structure of both fingernails and toenails resulting from vitamin B12 deficiency. Click for full description.

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Nails – Horizontal Ridges, Fragile: definition

Abnormalities of the nail plate that are characterized by poor nail structure of both fingernails and toenails caused by B vitamin deficiencies and severe stress. Click for full description.

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Osteomalacic Myopathy: definition

A feature of osteomalacia characterized by painful proximal muscle weakness involving the thighs and upper arms and hyperreflexia resulting from deficiencies of phosphorus and vitamin D.

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Ocular Myopathy: definition

An impairment of musculature of the eyeball that is characterized by abnormalities of eye movement including difficulty initiating and maintaining eye movement and contact. Can result from magnesium deficiency. Click for full description.

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Muscle Weakness: definition

Impaired status of muscle function mainly resulting from  nutritional deficiencies including any of these: protein, magnesium, thiamin (B1), niacin (B3), potassium, phosphorus, selenium, and vitamin D,  or due to chronic fatigue syndrome or hypoglycemia, and if suddenly, due to hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis. ...

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Muscle Spasm and Muscle Cramps: definition

A disorder of muscle function mainly resulting from calcium and/or potassium deficiency, also idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. Click for full description.

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Muscle Pain and Tenderness: definition

A disorder of muscle tissue resulting from multiple nutritional deficiencies; also autoimmune thyroiditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and dermatomyositis. Click for full description.

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