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Scurvy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Scurvy
Tree Number(s)
C14.907.454.800
C15.378.463.515.800
C18.654.521.500.133.115.661
Unique ID
D012614
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012614
Scope Note
An acquired blood vessel disorder caused by severe deficiency of vitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID) in the diet leading to defective collagen formation in small blood vessels. Scurvy is characterized by bleeding in any tissue, weakness, ANEMIA, spongy gums, and a brawny induration of the muscles of the calves and legs.
Entry Term(s)
Hypoascorbemia
Scorbutus
NLM Classification #
QU 210
See Also
Ascorbic Acid Deficiency
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Scurvy Preferred
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