What are some examples of pathogenic deficiency and physiological disease?
The word “pathogenic” comes from two Greek roots: “pathos” (disease) + “genesis” (bringing into being) = literally, bringing disease into being.Deficiency diseases are just as the name suggests. They are caused by a deficiency of a particular nutrient in the diet. Lack of vitamin C can lead to scurvy. Asian people who historically ate polished, processed rice (white rice) frequently got beriberi, a disease caused by a deficiency in vitamin B1 (thiamin).