alpine scurvy - definitions and synonyms

alpine scurvy noun

  1. ( also written as Alpine scurvy )

    English Meaning: 

    : 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