alpine scurvy definition

  • noun:
    • a disease due to deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect within the metabolic transformation of tryptophan to niacin); described as intestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; might be brought on by malnutrition or alcoholism or any other nutritional impairments
    • an ailment due to lack of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect into the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by intestinal disruptions and erythema and stressed or mental conditions; could be due to malnutrition or alcoholism or other health impairments
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