beriberic

beriberi

[ber-ee-ber-ee]
noun Pathology.
a disease of the peripheral nerves caused by a deficiency of vitamin B 1 , characterized by pain in and paralysis of the extremities, and severe emaciation or swelling of the body.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Sinhalese, reduplication of beri weakness

beriberic, adjective
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beriberi (ˌbɛrɪˈbɛrɪ)
 
n
a disease, endemic in E and S Asia, caused by dietary deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1). It affects the nerves to the limbs, producing pain, paralysis, and swelling
 
[C19: from Sinhalese, by reduplication from beri weakness]

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beriberi ber·i·ber·i (běr'ē-běr'ē)
n.
A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine, endemic in eastern and southern Asia, and characterized by neurological symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalities, and edema. Also called endemic neuritis.

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beriberi   (běr'ē-běr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine, endemic in eastern and southern Asia, and characterized by neurological symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalities, and edema.
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