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Definition: An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.
Previously Indexed: Nutrition Disorders (1964-2003)

Malnutrition Categories.
Deficiency Diseases - A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Starvation - Lengthy and continuous deprivation of food. (Stedman, 25th ed)

Malnutrition Definitions and Terms

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