Alpine scurvy


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Noun1.Alpine scurvy - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin)Alpine scurvy - 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
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins