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beriberi


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beriberi  \Be`ri*be"ri\,  n.  [Singhalese  beri  weakness.] 
  An  acute  disease  occurring  in  India,  characterized  by 
  multiple  inflammatory  changes  in  the  nerves,  producing  great 
  muscular  debility,  a  painful  rigidity  of  the  limbs,  and 
  cachexy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beriberi 
  n  :  caused  by  lack  of  thiamine  (vitamin  B1) 




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