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pellagra


Pellagra is endemic in developing countries and amongst those with very poor nutrition such as some alcoholics.
  a disease caused by deficiency of niacin (vitamin B3) and tryptophan which the body can convert to niacin; characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances, erythema, and nervous or mental disorders
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  • Pellagra is endemic in developing countries and amongst those with very poor nutrition such as some alcoholics.
  • Pellagra!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And children dying of pellagra must die because a profit cannot be taken from an orange.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Fifteen years ago he was the manager of a mud show: a ragtag group of pellagra-riddled performers dragged from town to town by miserable thrush-hoofed horses.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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  • He could tell of consumption making inroads on entire families and of pellagra, once found only among poor whites, which was now appearing in Atlanta’s best families.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He had survived pellagra in Persia, scurvy inthe Malayan archipelago , leprosy in Alexandria, beriberi in Japan, bubonic plague in Madagascar, an earthquake in Sicily, and a disastrous shipwreck in the Strait of Magellan.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Pansy, however, in spite of HER simplicity, really did understand, and was glad that Lord Warburton should talk to her, not about her partners and bouquets, but about the state of Italy, the condition of the peasantry, the famous grist-tax, the pellagra, his impressions of Roman society.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Tuberculosis, pellagra, kwashiorkor, gastro-enteritis, and scurvy bring death and destruction of health.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Pansy, however, in spite of HER simplicity, really did understand, and was glad that Lord Warburton should talk to her, not about her partners and bouquets, but about the state of Italy, the condition of the peasantry, the famous grist-tax, the pellagra, his impressions of Roman society.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pellagra [8] , scurvy [5] , rickets [7] , beriberi [9]
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