Origin of beriberi
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Historical Examples of beriberi
Beriberi (or Berberi) is the name given them by the Hausa (see Bornu).
It is valuable in this connection to compare the adrenal in scurvy with that of beriberi.
Ship-beriberi is generally regarded as a combination of beriberi and scurvy.
This relationship was first brought forward by Bradden and Cooper in regard to beriberi.
In beriberi, Andrews observed frequent congestion of the spleen and also a loss of normal markings.
Word Origin for beriberi
also beri-beri, paralytic disease prevalent in much of India, 1703, literally "great weakness," intensifying reduplication of Sinhalese beri "weakness."