NEET Zoology Digestion and Absorption Questions Solved

Which of the following pair is characterised by swollen lips, thick pigmented skin of hands and legs and irritability ?

(a) Thiamine      ---- Beri-Beri

(b) Protein         ---- Kwashiorkor

(c) Nicotinamide ---- Pellagra

(d) Iodine          ---- Goitre

Audio Explanation:

(c) Pellagra is characterised by swollen lips, pigmented skin of hands, legs and irritability. This disease is caused by the deficiency of vitamin-B3 or niacin. This is pellagra protective vitamin and can be synthesised in the body from amino acid tryptophan.

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