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Vitamin B1 Deficiency

definition

A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of THIAMINE in the diet, characterized by anorexia, irritability, and weight loss. Later, patients experience weakness, peripheral neuropathy, headache, and tachycardia. In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency in the United States most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption. In countries relying on polished rice as a dietary staple, BERIBERI prevalence is very high. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1171)

synonyms

Vitamin B1 Deficiency

UMLS

Aneurin deficiency, Deficiencies, Thiamine, Deficiency, Thiamine, Thiamin deficiency, Thiamin deficiency, NOS, Thiamine Deficiencies, Thiamine Deficiency, Thiaminic deficiency, VITAMIN B1 DEFICIENCY, Vitamin B1 deficiency, NOS