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Thiamine Deficiency MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Thiamine Deficiency
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.521.500.133.699.827
Unique ID
D013832
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013832
Scope Note
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)
Entry Version
THIAMINE DEFIC
Entry Term(s)
Deficiency, Thiamine
See Also
Beriberi
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Thiamine Deficiency Preferred
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