Definition of Beriberi

1. Noun. Avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1).

Generic synonyms: Avitaminosis, Hypovitaminosis
Specialized synonyms: Kakke Disease



Definition of Beriberi

1. n. An acute disease occurring in India, characterized by multiple inflammatory changes in the nerves, producing great muscular debility, a painful rigidity of the limbs, and cachexy.

Definition of Beriberi

1. Noun. (pathology) An ailment caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beriberi

1. a thiamine deficiency disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Beriberi

1. An endemic form of polyneuritis (nerve inflammation), due to an unbalanced diet, with a deficiency of vitamin B1(thiamin). Common in those who chronically abuse alcohol. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beriberi

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beriberi (current term)
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Literary usage of Beriberi

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1. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"It is probable that all leguminous vegetables are rich in beriberi preventing vitamines. The Japanese have found that barley is an efficient prophylactic ..."

2. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"It should be borne in mind that beriberi may be produced by a monotonous diet of other starchy substances, such as wheat flour (Little and Strong). ..."

3. Tropical diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1906)
"beriberi is a specific form of multiple peripheral neuritis occurring ... The special nature of beriberi was recognised by the Dutch in the early years of ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"beriberi is a disease characterized by a multiple neuritis causing either atrophic paralysis, or general edema, or both, and occurring in persons whose food ..."

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