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Synonyms for scurvy

Synonyms for scurvy

a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

of the most contemptible kind

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This article discusses renaming the condition from CVD to "chronic scurvy," which would focus attention on the true location of the pathology and, ideally, lead many more people to use Pauling Therapy to treat CVD.
Screening these citations confirmed that lead, scurvy, dental caries, coffee or tea, and tobacco were possible causes and also showed four additional possibilities: starvation, botulism, tuberculosis, and Addison's disease.
Scurvy masquerading as leukocytoclastic vasculitis: a case report and review of the literature.
They said they did not believe he had scurvy and thought he was suffering from growing pains.
3 LEMON trees were planted across California during the Gold Rush of 1849 because of the problem of scurvy.
Second, there must be almost no vitamins consumed, save for those from sprouts (even those who don't like them must have the requisite one on the plate) and the token clementine you eat when you think you might just have caught scurvy around the 27th.
An increasing number of children are developing wartime diseases, such as scurvy and rickets, because their diets are worse than that of their counterparts during WWII.
A MOTHER may be too ill to stand trial accused of child neglect after her son's death allegedly from scurvy, a court heard yesterday.
Eugene Ware wrote that following an outbreak of scurvy at the Army post at Julesburg, Colorado Territory, the post physician sent the men out to gather a bushel of prickly pear "hands.
THE parents of an eight-year-old boy who died of scurvy have appeared in court charged with child neglect.
The snaring of an innocent man, Held at compounds by the sea, A new world faced without consent, Chains entrap a spirit free, A voyage cruel; two seasons long, From coast to coast the rigging lashed, Cat o' nines would quash decent, The flesh of humans brutally thrashed, Devoid of food or sanitary, No written words describe the smell, No light pervades beneath the decks, Conditions worse than those of hell, Amoebic, scurvy, dysentery, All poor souls would be lost, Expendable cargo; a commodity, Overboard the sickly freely tossed, The trading of a human life, With thoughts and feelings just like me, Denied the rights of freedom, just, Forgiveness there can never be.
Based on history and clinical findings, diagnosis of scurvy was made.
London, Sept 3 (ANI): Archaeologists have found that sailors in Admiral Nelson's navy were plagued by scurvy, ridden with syphilis and often mutilated by amputations, but only a minority were from lowest social class.
Ray Steadman, crew member and volunteer press officer for the RNLI, said: "The volunteer crew of the lifeboat soon took back control and took the scurvy crew around the harbour, to the delight of the crowds, before landing them ashore.
The findings also may offer a clue as to why scurvy -- which results from a severe lack of vitamin C -- acts the way it does, von Gersdorff said.