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Meaning & Definition of Pellagra in English

English

Pellagra

/pəlægrə/

noun

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
    synonym:
  • pellagra
  • ,
  • Alpine scurvy
  • ,
  • mal de la rosa
  • ,
  • mal rosso
  • ,
  • maidism
  • ,
  • mayidism
  • ,
  • Saint Ignatius' itch