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Nutrition Terms PDF Print E-mail
Failure to thrive growth failure in an infant or young child. Usually due to inadequate food intake or excessive losses due to malabsorption.
Growth velocity the rate at which a child grows.
Short stature below normal height for age, i.e. short but not malnourished.
Malnutrition poor nutritional state due to inadequate food intake, a chronic disease or malabsorption. Usually means being underweight.