deficiency disease

(noun) A disease caused by the absence (malnutrition) of an essential nutrient, typically a certain mineral or vitamin.

Example:

  1. A deficiency in one or more vitamins is called avitaminosis such as scurvy which is caused by lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and rickets by a lack of vitamin D.
  2. kwashiorkor – (noun) Lack of protein, typically affecting young children in tropical areas after weaning.
  3. marasmus – (noun) Lack of calories (energy), typically found in infants.

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How to Cite the Definition of Deficiency Disease

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “deficiency disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 18, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

deficiency disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “deficiency disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 18, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“deficiency disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/>.