meaning of Beriberi

Beriberi meaning in General Dictionary

An acute condition occurring in India described as several inflammatory alterations in the nerves making great muscular debility an unpleasant rigidity of limbs and cachexy

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  • avitaminosis due to decreased thiamine (vitamin B1)
  • An acute disease occurring in Asia, described as several inflammatory alterations in the nerves, making great muscular debility, an agonizing rigidity of the limbs, and cachexy.

Beriberi meaning in Medical Dictionary

irritation of multiple nerves (polyneuritis), cardiovascular illnesses (cardiopathy), and edema (swelling) due to a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) within the diet.


Beriberi meaning in Etymology Dictionary

additionally beri-beri, paralytic condition prevalent in much of Asia, 1703, literally "great weakness," intensifying reduplication of Sinhalese beri "weakness."


Beriberi - German to English

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Beriberi meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An acute infection occurring in India, described as several inflammatory changes in the nerves, making great muscular debility, an agonizing rigidity associated with limbs, and cachexy.