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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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1]) than those reported for goats with copper deficiency which ranges from 3 to 9 [micro]mol [L.
Inhibition of elevated hepatic glutathione abolishes copper deficiency cholesterolemia.
Halfdanarson and colleagues (8) reviewed 40 cases of acquired copper deficiency with low hematologic indices, with 22 (55%) of the patients having no other identifiable potential causes for their cytopenia.
Copper deficiency in tule elk at Point Reyes, California.
Importantly, copper deficiency has been shown to be causal in inducing the demyelination in affected animals (77).
In the book, Johnson described current research into the biochemical mechanisms underlying impaired brain development and function that have been associated with copper deficiency.
Mutations in ATP7A (H1086Q) in MKHS results in a copper deficiency, and mutation in ATP7B (H1069Q) results in a copper toxicity state (Mercer & Llanos, 2003; Schaefer & Gitlin, 1999).
Sheep are susceptible to both copper deficiency and to copper toxicity.
A livestock disease surveillance service has issued a warning about the effects of copper deficiency.
The study of 3,600 participants found spectacular benefits for those who took the AREDS supplement, which provided 500 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 International Units of vitamin E, 15 milligrams of betacarotene, 80 milligrams of zinc and 2 milligrams of copper (to prevent copper deficiency anemia from the high-dose zinc).
Limited evidence has indicated that copper induces the expression of hsp60 in rotifers (16) and that copper deficiency reduces the expression of hsp60-like proteins in rats (17).
But the 2001 Scottish Grand National winner performed way below par in his prep race, Cheltenham's Pillar Property Chase in January, and was found afterwards to be suffering from a copper deficiency.