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n. a disease, characterized by muscular weakness and paralysis, found among people whose staple diet consists mostly of large quantites of Lathyrus sativus, a kind of chick pea, and/or vetches and pulses related to it. Except in mild cases complete recovery does not occur, despite administration of an adequate diet and physiotherapy.

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