Beriberi Disease - Glossary

Written by Dr. Namitha A Kumar | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Dec 07, 2019
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Glossary

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis: A lab test wherein a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid is obtained to check for protein, sugar or vitamin levels. Cerebrospinal fluid is the liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Congestive heart failure: It is a condition where the heart muscles are weakened. As a result, blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate as the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently.

Tachycardia: Abnormally elevated heartbeats.

Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome: A condition characterized by confusion and loss of mental activity which can progress to coma and even death.

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