hypervitaminosis


hypervitaminosis
A condition resulting from the ingestion of an excessive amount of a vitamin preparation, symptoms varying according to the particular vitamin implicated; serious effects may be caused by overdosage with fat-soluble vitamins, especially A or D, and rarely with water-soluble vitamins.

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hy·per·vi·ta·min·osis -.vīt-ə-mə-'nō-səs n, pl -oses -'nō-.sēz an abnormal state resulting from excessive intake of one or more vitamins
hy·per·vi·ta·min·ot·ic -'nät-ik adj

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n.
the condition resulting from excessive consumption of vitamins. This is not serious in the case of water-soluble vitamins, when any intake in excess of requirements is easily excreted in the urine. However, the fat-soluble vitamins A and D are toxic if taken in excessive amounts.

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hy·per·vi·ta·min·o·sis (hi″pər-vi″tə-mĭ-noґsis) a condition due to ingestion of an excess of one or more vitamins; called also supervitaminosis. hypervitaminotic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hypervitaminosis D — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Hypervitaminosis D Caption = Cholecalciferol (shown above) and ergocalciferol are the two major forms of Vitamin D. ICD10 = ICD10|E|67|3|e|65 ICD9 = ICD9|278.4 ICDO = OMIM = DiseasesDB = 13939 MedlinePlus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypervitaminosis E — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Hypervitaminosis E Width = 300 Caption = Tocopherol, or vitamin E. ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = DiseasesDB = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = Hypervitaminosis E is a state of Vitamin E toxicity.Because …   Wikipedia

  • hypervitaminosis — noun (plural hypervitaminoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1928 an abnormal state resulting from excessive intake of one or more vitamins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypervitaminosis — /huy peuhr vuy teuh meuh noh sis/, n. Pathol. an abnormal condition caused by an excessive intake of vitamins. [1925 30; HYPER + VITAMIN + OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypervitaminosis — noun Any medical condition resulting from excessive intake of vitamins …   Wiktionary

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  • hypervitaminosis D — a symptom complex resulting from ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamin D, with weakness, fatigue, loss of weight, and other symptoms …   Medical dictionary

  • hypervitaminosis — n. condition caused by an excessive consumption of vitamins …   English contemporary dictionary


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