Malnutrition

There were 925 million undernourished people in the world in 2010, an increase of 80 million since 1990. Another billion people are estimated to have a lack of vitamins and minerals. In 2010 protein-energy malnutrition was estimated to have resulted in 600,000 deaths down from 883,000 deaths in 1990. Other nutritional deficiencies, which include i...
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Malnutrition

• (n.) Faulty or imperfect nutrition.
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malnutrition

(mal″noo-trish´әn) poor nourishment resulting from an inadequate or improper diet or from some defect in metabolism that prevents the body from using its food properly. Extreme malnutrition may lead to starvation. Although poverty is still the major cause of malnutrition, anyone can become undernourished by seriou...
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malnutrition

noun a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
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Malnutrition

Mal`nu·tri'tion noun [ Mal- + nutrition .] (Physiol.) Faulty or imperfect nutrition.
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malnutrition

A condition caused by not getting enough calories or the right amount of key nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, that are needed for health. Malnutrition may occur when there is a lack of nutrients in the diet or when the body cannot absorb nutrients from food. Cancer and cancer treatment may cause malnutrition.
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malnutrition

a state of poor nourishment
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malnutrition

Condition resulting from a defective diet where certain important food nutrients (such as proteins, vitamins, or carbohydrates) are absent. It can lead to deficiency diseases. A related problem is undernourishment. A high global death rate linked to malnutrition has arisen from famine situations caused by global warming, droughts, and the greenhous...
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malnutrition

Faulty or inadequate nutrition. Under nourishment. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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malnutrition

Inadequate nutrition, especially in children, which may involve all or parts of the diet (marasmus), or may be predominantly of proteins (kwashiorkor) or vitamins (pellagra, beriberi, scurvy). In marasmus, essential factors for metabolism are derived from the breakdown of body tissues; extreme wasti...
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malnutrition

lack of the minimum amount of nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, etc.) necessary for good health. Malnutrition may result from poor diet, lack of appetite, or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract.
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malnutrition

malnutrition Inadequate nutrition.
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malnutrition

malnutrition, insufficiency of one or more nutritional elements necessary for health and well-being. Primary malnutrition is caused by the lack of essential foodstuffs—usually vitamins, minerals, or proteins—in the diet. In some areas of the world a poor economy or such regional conditio...
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malnutrition

physical condition resulting either from a faulty or inadequate diet (i.e., a diet that does not supply normal quantities of all nutrients) or from a ... [12 related articles]
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Malnutrition

Poor nourishment of the body resulting from insufficient food, improper diet, a metabolic abnormality that causes weight loss and fatigue. Maternal malnutrition may be a factor in an fetus that is considered small-for-gestational age.
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Malnutrition

The state of having a diet that does not provide the correct balance of food groups for a healthy body.
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malnutrition

Type: Term Pronunciation: mal′nū-trish′ŭn Definitions: 1. Faulty nutrition resulting from malabsorption, poor diet, or overeating.
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malnutrition

[n] - a state of poor nutrition
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