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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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Pica in buffaloes below 2 years of age was found to be due to worm load (100%) and in adult buffaloes above 2 yrs of age, it was mainly due to mineral deficiency (80%).
Food crop mineral deficiency & disturbance stress mitigation in temperate climatic regions by economical & environmental valorization of agricultural by-products.
Which mineral deficiency can lead to cretinism and goitre?
In fact, it is the introduction to www.mybodylanguage.co.uk, where, while waiting for an appointment with their GP under the National Health Service, Brits can find out what vitamin or mineral deficiency underlies their symptoms.
Its environmentally-friendly biotech products stimulate crop growth in extreme climatic environments, such as drought, salinity, heat, cold, soil mineral deficiency and soil mineral toxicity.
Our bodies need 60 different minerals, and if we don't replace them back into the soil where we grow our food, or take them as supplements, we get mineral deficiency diseases.
Because of this, mineral deficiency is more common than vitamin deficiency, especially amongst slimmers, the elderly, pregnant women and vegetarians as well as those eating vegetables grown in mineral-poor soils.
Other factors include electrolyte imbalance and mineral deficiency. Electrolytes can be found in potassium and sodium, and they carry an electric charge to help trigger the muscles to contract and relax.
Iron deficiency, the world's most common mineral deficiency, affects 2 billion people and is especially severe in developing countries.
I would like to dismiss one myth - contrary to common belief, white spots on nails are not a sign of vitamin or mineral deficiency. They are caused by knocks and bangs to that part of the nail where it is being laid down.