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pellagra definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
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 [syn: pellagra, Alpine scurvy, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, maidism, mayidism, Saint Ignatius' itch]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Italian, from pelle skin (from Latin pellis) + -agra (as in podagra, from Latin) Date: circa 1811 a disease marked by dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental disturbances and associated with a diet deficient in niacin pellagrous adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a disease caused by deficiency of nicotinic acid, characterized by cracking of the skin and often resulting in insanity. Derivatives: pellagrous adj. Etymology: It. f. pelle skin, after PODAGRA

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pellagra Pel"la*gra (p[e^]l"l[.a]*gr[.a]), n. (Med.) An erythematous affection of the skin, with severe constitutional and nervous symptoms, endemic in Northern Italy.

Moby Thesaurus

Lombardy leprosy, anemia, ariboflavinosis, beriberi, cachexia, chlorosis, deficiency anemia, dermatitis, goiter, greensickness, keratomalacia, kwashiorkor, maidism, malnutrition, night blindness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, pernicious anemia, protein deficiency, rachitis, rickets, scurvy, struma, vitamin deficiency, xerophthalmia




 


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