scurvy

Disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. The effects are due to a failure of the hydroxylation of proline residues in collagen synthesis, and the consequent failure of fibroblasts to produce mature collagen. See hydroxyproline.

Scurvy

Lack of vitamin C. Symptoms are weakness, spongy gums and haemorrhages under skin

scurvy

mean contemptible 
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scurvy

[n] - a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
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Scurvy

A disease which was common in sailors of old, when they lacked vitamin C from a diet lacking in fresh fruit and vegetables for long periods. 
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Scurvy

a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterised by weakness, bleeding and pain in joints and muscles, bleeding gums, and abnormal bone and tooth growth
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Scurvy

vitamin C deficiency disease, common on long voyages and characterised by softening of the gums, haemorrhages under the skin and general debility. It was found by the British naval surgeon, James Lind, in 1753 that it could be prevented by including citrus fruits in the diet. The practice was finally adopted by the British Navy in the 1790s. The us...
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Scurvy

Scurvy: A disorder caused by lack of vitamin C. Symptoms include anemia; soft, bleeding gums; and bumps under the skin near muscles. Scurvy in early childhood can cause musculoskeletal problems. Treatment is by including foods high in vitamin C in the diet, and by vitamin C supplements if needed. See also: Paprika.
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Scurvy

Scur'vy adjective [ Compar. Scurvier ; superl. Scurviest .] [ From Scurf ; confer Scurvy , noun ] 1. Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the sc...
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Scurvy

Scur'vy noun [ Probably from the same source as scorbute , but influenced by scurf , scurfy , scurvy , adj.; confer Dutch scheurbuik scurvy, German scharbock , Late Latin scorbutus . Confer Scorbute .] (Medicine) A disease characterized...
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scurvy

Disease caused by Vitamin C deficiency. The effects are due to a failure of the hydroxylation of proline residues in collagen synthesis and the consequent failure of fibroblasts to produce mature collagen. ... See: hydroxyproline. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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scurvy

scorbutus noun a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
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scurvy

(skur´ve) a condition due to deficiency of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Symptoms of scurvy in babies include poor appetite, digestive problems, failure to gain weight, increasing irritability, and bruises scattered over the skin. Severe deficiency may cause changes in bone structure. The adults in the United States ...
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Scurvy

• (n.) Vile; mean; low; vulgar; contemptible. • (n.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the thighs and legs, due to extravasation of blood, and by spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all the mucous membranes. It is accompanied by paleness, languor, depression, and general debility. It is occasioned by confinement, ...
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scurvy

one of the oldest-known nutritional disorders of humankind, caused by a dietary lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), a nutrient found in many fresh ... [12 related articles]
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scurvy

Vitamin C deficiency, involving disease of the skin and mucous membranes, poor healing, and anemia; in infancy bone growth is also impaired. Scurvy may develop over a few months of low dietary vitamin C, beginning with malaise and weakness. Skin bleeding around hair follicles is characteristics, as ...
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scurvy

scurvy, deficiency disorder resulting from a lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in the diet. Scurvy does not occur in most animals because they can synthesize their own vitamin C, but humans, other primates, guinea pigs, and a few other species lack an enzyme necessary for such synthesis and must obt...
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Scurvy

Scurvy (scorbutus) is a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. It is characterised by anaemia, great weakness, spongy and swollen gums, and haemorrhages. In recent times scurvy was thought to be caused by a lack of fresh animal and vegetable food. Scurvy was very common in ships and in armies. Lime juice was the first effective preventative a...
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scurvy

Type: Term Pronunciation: skŭr′vē Definitions: 1. A disease marked by inanition, debility, anemia, and edema of the dependent parts; a spongy condition sometimes with ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth, hemorrhages into the skin from the mucous membranes and internal organs, and poor wound healing; due to a diet lacking vitami...
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scurvy

Disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which is contained in fresh vegetables and fruit. The signs are weakness and aching joints and muscles, progressing to bleeding of the gums and other spontaneous haemorrhage, and drying-up of the skin and hair. It is reversed by giving the vitamin
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Scurvy

Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans. The chemical name for vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is derived from the Latin name of scurvy, scorbutus, which also provides the adjective scorbutic (`of, characterized by or having to do with scurvy`). Scurvy often presents itsel.....
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SCURVY

A common disease among sailors caused by vitamin C deficiency causing spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin and extreme weakness. This lead to the British Navy giving their crews lime juice and being called limeys by the American sailors.
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Scurvy

a disease resulting from a vitamin C deficiency, characterized by weakness, anemia and spongy gums, although in the sense of 'scurvy dog' it meant low or mean (not angry, but low in quality)
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Scurvy

A disease many sailors got because they didn
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