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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.


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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A secondary immune deficiency is one in which the defect occurs secondary to an outside agent such as drugs (chemotherapy, steroids), viruses (HIV), malnutrition, malignancies and radiation.
1) Since CD4 T cells are essential for coordinated, effective immune function, the progressive loss of these cells underlies the immune deficiency that characterizes HIV infection.
Where the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are concerned, social construction of reality is grounded in the spatialization and politicization of the pathological.
A small number of cases of people with immune deficiency who are not infected with HIV received inappropriately widespread publicity last year, which fostered the unsubstantiated notion that there is another cause of AIDS not detected by current blood tests.
It was only a short time ago that the majority of Americans felt that the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was not their problem but a problem of that other group (Archer, 1989; Fleck, 1986).
The quality of life for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) can be improved and expanded through physical therapy intervention.
From the time it was publicly identified in 1981 through September 30, 1992, acquired immune deficiency syndrome has been diagnosed in 242,146 persons in the United States, of whom 160,372 have died.
com/research/s368nb/primary_immune_def) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering.
29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2015" provides an overview of Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) clinical trials scenario.
Contract awarded for Human immune deficiency virus antigen , antibody , reagent for the determination code 13811 request 89/14 quantity 2100
The center expects that these findings will shed light on the research of various infections, immune deficiency disease, and autoimmune disease.

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