Engelsk definition

An acquired blood vessel disorder caused by severe deficiency of vitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID) in the diet leading to defective collagen formation in small blood vessels. Scurvy is characterized by bleeding in any tissue, weakness, ANEMIA, spongy gums, and a brawny induration of the muscles of the calves and legs.

Svenska synonymer


Engelska synonymer

Scurvies Hypoascorbemia Hypoascorbemias Scorbutus