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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
acquired night blindness 
Avitaminosis +   
biotin deficiency 
copper deficiency myelopathy 
endemic goiter 
folic acid deficiency anemia +   
iron deficiency anemia +   
Keshan disease  
pernicious anemia +   
Potassium Deficiency  
primary hypomagnesemia +   
Protein Deficiency +   
A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of proteins in the diet, characterized by adaptive enzyme changes in the liver, increase in amino acid synthetases, and diminution of urea formation, thus conserving nitrogen and reducing its loss in the urine. Growth, immune response, repair, and production of enzymes and hormones are all impaired in severe protein deficiency. Protein deficiency may also arise in the face of adequate protein intake if the protein is of poor quality (i.e., the content of one or more amino acids is inadequate and thus becomes the limiting factor in protein utilization). (From Merck Manual, 16th ed; Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p406)
protein-energy malnutrition +   
pyridoxine deficiency anemia  
riboflavin deficiency  
Zinc Deficiency +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Protein Deficiencies
Primary IDs: MESH:D011488 ;   RDO:0006421
Definition Sources: MESH:D011488

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