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Ascorbic Acid Deficiency MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ascorbic Acid Deficiency
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.521.500.133.115
Unique ID
D001206
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001206
Scope Note
A condition due to a dietary deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), characterized by malaise, lethargy, and weakness. As the disease progresses, joints, muscles, and subcutaneous tissues may become the sites of hemorrhage. Ascorbic acid deficiency frequently develops into SCURVY in young children fed unsupplemented cow's milk exclusively during their first year. It develops also commonly in chronic alcoholism. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1177)
Entry Version
ASCORBIC ACID DEFIC
Entry Term(s)
Deficiency, Ascorbic Acid
Deficiency, Vitamin C
Vitamin C Deficiency
NLM Classification #
QU 210
See Also
Scurvy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Ascorbic Acid Deficiency Preferred
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