\bˌɛɹɪbˈɛɹi], \bˌɛɹɪbˈɛɹi], \b_ˌɛ_ɹ_ɪ_b_ˈɛ_ɹ_i]\
Definitions of BERIBERI
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) and characterized by polyneuritis, cardiac pathology, and edema. The epidemic form is found primarily in areas in which white (polished) rice is the staple food, as in Japan, China, the Philippines, India, and other countries of southeast Asia. (Dorland, 27th ed)
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Kakke, endemic neuritis; a specific polyneuritis, occurring in endemic form in eastern and southern Asia, and sporadically in other tropical and mild temperate regions; it prevails especially in armies, prisons, ships, and wherever large numbers of men are kept together. There is stiffness of the muscles with atrophy, neuritic pains, and paresis. Dyspnea is frequent and in certain forms, called wet b., edema is a prominent symptom. Beriberi is a deficiency disease due to a lack of vitamines in the diet; in the far East it is largely due to the almost exclusive use of polished rice.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Thomas Davidson
From beri in the Singhalese language, which signifies 'weakness;' therefore, beriberi, 'great weakness.' This word is also said to be Hindusthanee, and to mean a sheep.-Bontius. Beriberi is an Indian disease, little known in Europe. It consists in debility and tremors of the limbs,-sometimes, indeed, of the whole body; with painful numbness of the affected parts, &c.:-the patient walking doubled, and imitating the movements of sheep! Some authors have esteemed it rheumatic; others, paralytic; others, to be a kind of chorea. It is, almost always, incurable; is rarely fatal; and is treated by exercise, stimulant friction, sudorifics, &c. It is sometimes called Bar'biers, but this would seem to be a different disease.
By Robley Dunglison
By Sir Augustus Henry
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland