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Deficiency

A shortage or insufficiency. The amount by which federal Income Tax due exceeds the amount reported by the taxpayer on his or her return; also, the amount owed by a taxpayer who has not filed a return. The outstanding balance of a debt secured by a mortgage after the mortgaged property has been sold to satisfy the obligation at a price less than the debt.

deficiency

noun absence, dearth, defect, deficit, destitution, failing, failure to comply, falling short, fault, faultiness, flaw, foible, impairment, imperfection, inadequateness, incompleteness, incompletion, insufficiency, lack, loss, meagerness, need, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, scarcity, short supply, shortage, shortcoming, sparsity, ullage, want, weakness
Associated concepts: deficiency assessment, deficiency bill, deficiency decree, deficiency judgment, deficiency tax, innome tax deficiency, liability for deficiency, mental deficiency, notice of deficiency, recovery of deficiency, tax deficiency
See also: absence, dearth, defect, deficit, delinquency, disadvantage, failure, fault, flaw, foible, frailty, handicap, insufficiency, mediocrity, need, omission, paucity, poverty, vice
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Low-dose iron supplementation in pregnant women with haemoglobin levels of 110-120 g/L has been found to be effective in preventing iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anaemia.
Symptoms of iron deficiency are anaemia, decreased aerobic fitness, and in children, behavioural disturbances, and impairment of both cognitive function and psychomotor development.
Iron deficiency can be due to a decreased ability to absorb nutrients through food, general malnutrition or a strict vegetarian diet.
Iron deficiency anaemia is easily diagnosed and treatment is usually in the form of iron replacement.
Despite a line on the poster stating the milk was designed only as part of a toddlers diet, and evidence showing toddlers who drank follow-on milk had a lower risk of iron deficiency than those on cow's milk, the ASA said: "The ad implied Aptamil was a replacement for food rather than for cow's milk and could discourage appropriate weaning on to iron-rich food.
Nutritional anemias: iron deficiency, in Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM (eds): Rudolph's Pediatrics.
The study, the first to focus on the effects of maternal iron deficiency on mother/child interactions, was conducted in South Africa.
Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world, affecting up to 30 per cent of the global population.
However, anemia in athletes maybe secondary to multiple other mechanisms, including intravascular hemolysis from trauma to RBC's, dietary iron deficiency, impaired iron absorption, hematuria, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
IRON deficiency is the UK's most common nutritional disorder affecting one in four infants in some parts of the country.
The National Conference on Iron Deficiency in Infancy and Childhood was being held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.