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Definition of the noun alpine scurvy
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- 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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Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen
pellagra Alpine scurvy, chichism, elephantiasis asturiensis, elephantiasis italica, erythema endemicum, Lombardy erysipelas, maidism, mal de la rossa, mal rosso , mayidism, niacin deficiency, niacinamidosis, nicotinic acid deficiency, psilosis ...
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 ...
by Daniel Coit Gilman, Frank Moore Colby, Harry Thurston Peck
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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