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hypervitaminosis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various abnormal conditions in which the physiological effect of a vitamin is produced to a pathological degree by excessive intake of the vitamin.

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  • n. Any medical condition resulting from excessive intake of vitamins.

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  • n. an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K

Etymologies

From hyper- + vitamin + -osis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The liver of one dog contains enough vitamin A to produce the condition called hypervitaminosis A. Mawson did not know this and fed more of the dog livers to Mertz, as the latter was the weaker of the two men, thus causing vitamin A poisoning and facilitating Mertz's demise.

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  • This information brings to light significant issues that deserve further scientific investigation: Can the cumulative topical application of retinoic acid cause hypervitaminosis?

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  • Taking too much of any vitamin or antioxidant pill can be toxic because the body can store up an overdose of chemical compounds—a medical condition called “hypervitaminosis” or vitamin poisoning.

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  • This culture-bound syndrome is possibly linked to vitamin A toxicity hypervitaminosis A.

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  • A more recent author has suggested that pibloktoq may be linked to an hypervitaminosis A can show many of the same symptoms as a pibloktoq episode.

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  • This condition is most often seen in Eskimo women and is linked to vitamin A toxicity (hypervitaminosis A) found in the native Eskimo diet which consists primarily of organ meats, arctic fish and mammal liver. is a contagious, culture-bound syndrome that occurs predominantly among the

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  • The two patients with hypervitaminosis D both survived, however they were very ill for weeks.

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  • I'm feeling particularly absent-minded, since I also just realized I have an upcoming lecture in my Anthropology class on identification of hypervitaminosis A in an East African Homo erectus skeleton by Alan Walker who was a professor of anatomy and cell biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)).

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  • As little as 12,000 IU has caused hypervitaminosis A (permanent liver damage) in individuals with kidney impairment (

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