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Alpine scurvy

Definition of the noun alpine scurvy

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  1. a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

MUAMMER SEYHAN Department of Dermatology, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey Synonyms Niacin deficiency; Alpine scurvy; Mayidism; Maidism; Mal de la rosa; Mal rosso; Saint Ignatus' itch Definition and Characteristics The term pellagra ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

It occurs extensively in the northern parts of Italy (whence it has been called Alpine scurvy or Italian leprosy), Spain, the south of France, and other parts of Europe. It has never been observed in America. The disease is generally confined to ...

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