Definition of Malnutrition

1. Noun. A state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods.

Generic synonyms: Deficiency Disease
Specialized synonyms: Avitaminosis, Hypovitaminosis, Kwashiorkor, Marasmus



Definition of Malnutrition

1. n. Faulty or imperfect nutrition.

Definition of Malnutrition

1. Noun. a lack of adequate nourishment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malnutrition

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Medical Definition of Malnutrition

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malnutrition

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Literary usage of Malnutrition

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Those who regard poverty as a major, if not the chief, cause of malnutrition use the term to embrace all the usual concomitants of poverty, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Protein-Calorie malnutrition Impairs the Anti-Viral Function of ... Indiana 46202 Human malnutrition is accompanied by decreased resistance to at least ..."

3. Nutrition and Development by Margaret R. Biswas, Per Pinstrup-Andersen (1985)
"The nature of malnutrition PHILIP R. PAYNE INTRODUCTION: THE DEFINITION OF malnutrition The term malnutrition tends to be applied to a wide range of ..."

4. Food Consumption Parameters for Brazil and Their Application to Food Policy by Cheryl Williamson Gray (1982)
"THE EXTENT OF malnutrition Anthropometric Measurements Although Brazil has abundant resources of rich farmland and its GNP per capita, roughly US SI ,780 in ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"Just as great difficulty was encountered in leading persons who had got into a condition of malnutrition to understand that they could not continue to work ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"ENDER (Lancet-Clinic, 1908, xcix, 53) writes of malnutrition in older children ... Of the etiological factors in malnutrition heredity is probably the most ..."

7. Treatment of the diseases of children by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1909)
"TARDY malnutrition malnutrition with tuberculosis and syphilis is not a part of our ... In the sections on malnutrition in Infants and Children it may be ..."

8. The Hygiene of the School Child by Lewis Madison Terman (1914)
"CHAPTER VIII malnutrition IN SCHOOL CHILDREN The importance of nutrition ... But malnutrition is probably half as prevalent among the well-to-do as among ..."

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