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Low Stomach Acid Production

What Is Low Stomach Acid Production? Low stomach acid production is a common disorder in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis that is characterized by lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid needed 1) to properly digest food, which results in malnutrition and ...

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Muscle Weakness 

What Is Muscle Weakness? Muscle weakness is the impaired status of muscle function characterized by decreased or low muscle strength and inability to perform normal work such as lifting a pot off the stove. Q: How do muscles work? A: ...

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Short Duration of Breast Feeding 

What Is Short Duration Of Breast Feeding? Short duration of breast feeding, or lactation, is characterized by inadequate milk production by a mother who has just given birth. Normally, lactation begins with the production and release of colostrum from the ...

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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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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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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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Hypophosphatemia (Low Blood Phosphate Level): definition

The level of phosphorus in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypoparathyroidism, Idiopathic

A condition in which the parathyroid glands atrophy characterized by insufficient or absent secretion of parathormone.

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