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n. - Avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1).

Usage examples (40)
  • It was never sufficient to keep us in health and very soon we contracted beriberi and other illnesses.
  • And because they didn't have vitamin B, they were developing beriberi, which is a hideous disease.
  • Fed little more than rice mush and wracked with diseases such as beriberi, people in the camps were always thinking about food, Flynn said.
  • Patients with dry beriberi were usually very thin. for more
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