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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) [ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology/webulous#OPPL_pattern ]

Synonyms: Beriberi

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