beriberi (or Berberi) is the name given them by the Hausa (see Bornu).
This relationship was first brought forward by Bradden and Cooper in regard to beriberi.
These phenomena resemble closely the description of Reinhard in cases of beriberi.
Edema is frequently met with in “ship beriberi,” a disorder considered by some writers to be a combination of beriberi and scurvy.
In this connection we cannot help contrasting the relation of beriberi to breast feeding.
The presence of worms has been frequently reported in the bowel or in the stool of patients suffering from beriberi.
Ship-beriberi is generally regarded as a combination of beriberi and scurvy.
Results of this kind show that there must be a relationship between the etiologic factors of scurvy and of beriberi.
In beriberi, Andrews observed frequent congestion of the spleen and also a loss of normal markings.
This bears only a partial resemblance to beriberi, as there is no edema, nor dyspnœa, and its course is more chronic.
also beri-beri, paralytic disease prevalent in much of India, 1703, literally "great weakness," intensifying reduplication of Sinhalese beri "weakness."
beriberi ber·i·ber·i (běr'ē-běr'ē)
A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine, endemic in eastern and southern Asia, and characterized by neurological symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalities, and edema. Also called endemic neuritis.