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vitamin D toxicity

a condition caused by excessive intake of vitamin D. Long-term overdose of vitamin D can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys and cardiovascular system and can retard growth in children. Excessive amounts of the vitamin may lead to high blood pressure and premature hardening of the arteries. Nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, seizures, and an irregular heartbeat may be signs of overdose.

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June 19th 2024

hospitalism

hospitalism

n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.