Deficiency

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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.

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In case of copper defiency, iron accumulates in the liver and iron availability is decreased in circulation and bone marrow; consequently, copper deficiency causes an ineffective erythropoiesis.
(1992) showed that copper deficiency causes hypercholesteromy because of the increase in hepatic GSH with an increase in HMG-CoA reductase activity, which is the main enzyme that regulates the synthesis of cholesterol.
In addition, imbalance of erythrocyte and serum copper was observed in II group of children with IDA with significant increase of its concentration in the blood serum, but copper deficiency in red blood cells (Table 2).
The patient was diagnosed with copper deficiency myeloneuropathy due to zinc toxicity from his denture adhesive.
Copper deficiency results in anemia and congenital inability to excrete copper resulting in Wilson's disease (Gupta, 1975).
The studies reveal that there is no correlation between the copper deficiency and the physical exercise taken (M.
Indications of copper deficiency in a subpopulation of Alaskan moose.
The influence of experimentally induced copper deficiency on the fertility of rams.
Copper deficiency could be a result of either inadequate dietary intake (also termed primary copper deficiency) or due to impairment in its uptake (secondary copper deficiency).
In some geographic regions, high levels of iron, molybdenum or sulfur may tie up copper and accentuate copper deficiency. Forages growing on alkali ground may also be low in copper and zinc.
Associations between copper deficiency and impaired brain function were noted nearly 75 years ago.