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Menopause, Early: definition

The permanent cessation of menstruation beginning 2 to 4 years earlier in celiac women characterized by vasomotor instability, psychologic and emotional symptoms and profound changes in the lower genital tract. Early menopause is a symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies ...

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Menarche, Late (Start of Periods): definition

A menstrual disorder in girls characterized by abnormal delay of menstruation (periods) that is a symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies of omega-6 fatty acids and cholesterol, features of malnutrition. Click for full description.

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Macrocytosis: definition

A blood cell disorder characterized by altered blood cell formation resulting in abnormally large erythrocytes (red blood cells) circulating in the bloodstream. Click for full description.

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Koilonychia: definition

A feature of an iron deficiency state characterized by abnormally shaped nails, called spoon shaped nails, that reverse the normal downward curve and have vertical ridges that can become deep, called washboard nails. Click for full description.

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Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi): definition

Hard formations in the kidneys composed mainly of calcium oxalate, also uric acid and cystine, and varying in size from microscopic crystals to several centimeters in diameter. Click for full description.

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Keratomalacia: definition

A severe non-inflammatory eye condition that is a late feature of Vitamin A Deficiency characterized by hazy, dry corneas becoming softened and denuded, which is then irreversible destroying the eyeball and causing blindness. Click for full description.

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Anemia, Iron Deficiency: definition

A blood cell disorder that is characterized by formation of small, pale red blood cells, causing tissue hypoxia, the inability to meet the demands of the body for oxygen. Click for full description.

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Irritability: definition

A mental state characterized by excessive response to annoyance. Click Irritability for full description.

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation: definition

An development abnormality of  the fetus that is characterized by failure to grow normally for the time of its gestational period (stage of pregnancy). Click Intrauterine Growth Retardation for full description.

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Insomnia: definition

Sleeplessness due to inadequate production of neurotransmitters (nerve chemicals) in the brain needed for sleep, especially melatonin. Malnutrition is a major cause. Click for full description.

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Infertility, Male: definition

Inability to either produce sperm or to produce viable sperm or mobile sperm resulting in prohibiting fertilization of the female ovum. Malnutrition is a major cause. Click for full description.

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Infertility, Female: definition

Failure to conceive after one year of intercourse. Malnutrition is a major cause. Click Female Infertility for full description.

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Inability to Concentrate: definition

A mental dysfunction characterized by trouble fixing the mind on one subject to the exclusion of all other thoughts. Malnutrition is a major cause and dehydration contributes. Click for full description.

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Impotence: definition

An erectile dysfunction disorder in males characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for intercourse. Malnutrition is a major cause. Click for full description.

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Pulmonary Hemosiderosis, Idiopathic: definition

A lung disorder caused by iron deficiency characterized by a triad of recurrent episodes of alveolar hemorrhage, hemoptysis (bloody sputum), and iron deficiency anemia.

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