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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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To determine C8 concentrations in the unaffected newborn population, we used data from the UK Collaborative Study of Newborn Screening for MCADD collected between November 2004 and April 2005 (inclusive) to examine the results of all infants who screened negative for MCADD.
As a result of this targeted partnership, MCADD was added to Georgia's series of Newborn Screenings because Georgia law (OCGA 31-12-6 & 31-12-7) and Rules and Regulations (Chapter 290-5-24) now require that every live born infant have an adequate blood test for nine treatable metabolic disorders (Phenylketonuria, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Galactosemia, Tyrosinemia, Homocystinuria, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Biotinidase Deficiency, Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency) and for Sickle Cell disorders.
Patients were divided into 2 classes, the MCADD class, which included the 30 children with proven MCADD identified through neonatal screening.
Drawing on records of 32 patients with MCADD treated at Children's Hospital over a 30-year period, the researchers compared results for two hypothetical groups of patients, one that did not undergo newborn screening, another group that did receive the screening.
After Ben died, his father became a passionate advocate for expanding Mississippi's newborn screening program to add MCADD and other disorders.
1] Nonstandard abbreviations: IEM, inborn error(s) of metabolism; GC-MS, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; ESI, electrospray ionization; TMS, tandem mass spectrometry; MRM, multiple reaction monitoring; OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man accession number; THCA, tetrahydroxycholestanoic acid; ASA, argininosuccinate; and MCADD, medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.
People with MCADD cannot go without food for very long; fasting may cause them to suddenly experience hypoglycemia, vomiting, lethargy, seizures, encephalopathy, coma, apnea, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and sudden death.
Founded eight years ago, Biofor has successfully applied its MCADD system in both independent and collaborative research efforts to design and synthesize promising compounds.
Biofor's MCADD enables scientists to screen new chemical compounds for therapeutic efficacy before they are synthesized or tested in animals and, just as importantly, to rule out compounds that have toxicity predicted.