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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Scurvy" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Scurvy
Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C. Scurvy often presents initially with fatigue, followed by formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes. Spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person may look pale, feels depressed, and be partially immobilized. As scurvy advances, there can be open, suppurating wounds, loss of teeth, yellow skin, fever, neuropathy and finally death from bleeding. - See link


Scurvy in Spanish is Escorbuto
El escorbuto es una avitaminosis producida por la deficiencia de vitamina C, que es requerida para la síntesis de colágeno en los humanos. El nombre químico para la vitamina C, ácido ascórbico, proviene de una raíz latina scorbutus. Era común en los marinos que subsistían con dietas en las que no figuraban fruta fresca ni hortalizas (reemplazando estos con granos secos y carne salada). Fue reconocida hace más de dos siglos por el médico naval británico James Lind, que la prevenía o curaba añadiendo cítricos a la dieta. - See link


More information about Scurvy in other websites
Definition of Scurvy in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Scurvy in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Scurvy - See link.
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