Pellagra is caused due to the deficiency of which vitamin

Pellagra Is Caused Due To The Deficiency Of Which Vitamin Biology Question

Pellagra is caused due to the deficiency of which vitamin?

Options

(a) vitamin-A
(b) vitamin-B₁
(c) vitamin-B₃
(d) vitamin-B₁₁

Correct Answer:

vitamin-B₃

Explanation:

The nicotinic acid or niacin (vitamin B₃) is required for co-enzymes NAD and NADP (dehydrogenases) and its deficiency causes pellagra charcterised by three D’s such as diarrhoea, dermatitis and dementia. Xerophthalmia, osteomalacia and anaemia are caused by the deficiency of vitamin-A, and vitamin-D and iron respectively.

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Subject: Biology (4113)

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