Definition of Deficiency Disease
Types of Deficiency Disease
- avitaminosis: A deficiency in one or more vitamins such as scurvy which is caused by lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and rickets by a lack of vitamin D.
- kwashiorkor: Lack of protein, typically affecting young children in tropical areas after weaning.
- marasmus: Lack of calories (energy), typically found in infants.
Deficiency Disease Pronunciation
Syllabification: de·fi·cien·cy dis·ease
- American English – /di-fIsh-uhn-see di-zEEz/
- British English – /di-fIsh-uhn-see di-zEEz/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dɪˈfɪʃənsi dɪˈziz/
- British English – /dɪˈfɪʃənsi dɪˈziːz/
- Plural: deficiency diseases
- Deficiency diseases are a concern of sociologists because of the impact of them on those living in poverty.
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deficiency disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “deficiency disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 2, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“deficiency disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 2 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/deficiency-disease/>.