Definition: 'Conditioned Avitaminosis'
conditioned avitaminosisType: Term
1. avitaminosis caused by any number of pathologic states or dysfunctions in which the supply of a vitamin absorbed by the body is inadequate for the needs under particular circumstances; the reduced bacterial synthesis of the vitamins in the alimentary canal produced by antibiotic agents.
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