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  • 1. 
    A cofactor for the transketolase reaction, making this vitamin vital for energy utilization
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 2. 
    Reduced levels of NADPH may suggest deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 3. 
    Involved in the synthesis of acetylcholine and GABA
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 4. 
    HIV/AIDs patients are at a greater risk for a deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 5. 
    Refeeding syndrome places a patient at a greater risk for a deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 6. 
    Cofactor in pyruvate dehydrogenase reaction 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 7. 
    Build up of lactic acid may suggest a deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 8. 
    Peripheral neuropathy and calf pain
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 9. 
    Deficiency leads to Beri Beri 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 10. 
    Patient X complains of confusion and difficulty walking; vital signs reveal tachycardia; physical exam is positive for 1+ pitting edema and he was later diagnosed with complete heart failure. Which vitamin is he lacking? 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 11. 
    Opthalmoplegia with lateral gaze palsy, ataxia, loss of spontaneity are all symptoms of deficiency in...
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 12. 
    Wernicke's Encephalopathy 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 13. 
    No UL
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 14. 
    Transketolase activity is the basis of a diagnostic test for a deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 15. 
    A moderately healthy mother Y gives birth to baby Z; however baby Z soon develops edema, has an elevated heart rate, pale skin, ill temper and ultimately dies of heart failure. Baby Z and Mother Y were most likely deficient in....
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 16. 
    Necessary for NAD and NADP synthesis 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 17. 
    This vitamin can be synthesized from tryptophan
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 18. 
    This vitamin may be bound to the carbohydrates in corn and need to be treated with alkali to make it bioavailable 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 19. 
    This vitamin is prescribed for the treatment of dyslipidemia 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 20. 
    Patients suffering from Hartnup's disease are at a risk for a deficiency in this vitamin  
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 21. 
    Someone diagnosed with carcinoid tumor may need to worry about deficiency in this vitamin 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 22. 
    The patient complains of rashes in sun-exposed areas and Diarrhea for the past 2 days, her friend at bedside state that she has "just not been herself" and has been "acting very odd and somewhat Demented" If you don't act quick she may DIE. 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 23. 
    The UL is 35 mg/day and is based on flushing. Other signs of toxicity include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, liver toxicity 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 24. 
    Excess in this vitamin may lead to hyperuricemia and gout
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 25. 
    Excess in this vitamin may lead to insulin insensitivity 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 26. 
    This vitamin is present in many foods that are rapidly growing 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 27. 
    High doses of this vitamin in the small intestine may cause bloating and diarrhea 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 28. 
    One of its metabolites is oxalic acid 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 29. 
    This vitamin functions as an antioxidant
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 30. 
    This vitamin facilitates absorption of non-heme iron
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 31. 
    This vitamin is involved in collagen synthesis
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 32. 
    This vitamin contributes to protein and nuerotransmitter metabolism 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 33. 
    The RDA for this vitamin is increased in smokers 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 34. 
    The patient is bleeding from the gum, has poor wound healing, altered mental status and complains of recurrent infections, he may be deficient in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 35. 
    Excess of this vitamin may increase risk of oxalate kidney stones
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 36. 
    The primary biological functions of this vitamin are nucleotide synthesis and methylation of compounds
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 37. 
    Intake of this vitamin early in pregnancy is associated with reduced incidence of neural tube defect spina bifida
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 38. 
    Deficiency in this vitamin eventually leads to megalobastic anemia 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 39. 
    An excess of this vitamin may mask hematologic manifestation of Vitamin B12 deficiency 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 40. 
    This vitamin has been fortified in cereals and grains in the U.S. since 1998; thus making a dietary deficiency rare 
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Thiamine

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 41. 
    Which vitamins are involved in the conversion of methyl THF to THF, a reaction that also converts homocysteine to methionine 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 42. 
    A poor diet places you at a risk for developing a deficiency in which vitamins 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 43. 
    Alcoholics are at risk for developing deficiencies in which vitamins 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 44. 
    Individuals with malabsorptive disorders are at a risk of developing deficiencies in which vitamin(s)? 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 45. 
    Deficiency results in macrocystosis
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 46. 
    Vegans and/or vegetarians are at a greater risk for a deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 47. 
    Cofactor in the conversion of methylmalonyl  COA to succinyl CoA 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 48. 
    Accumulation of methylmaloni acid (MMA) is an indicator of a deficiency in this vitamin 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 49. 
    Total body stores of this vitamin is very high and deficiency due to intake generally develops over months to years in those with adequate stores 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 50. 
    One of the clinical manifestation of a deficiency in this vitamin is neuronal death in the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord called subacute degeneration
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 51. 
    Neuropsychiatric effect of deficiency in this vitamin include mental status, cognitive and mood alterations. Physical exam of the HEENT may be positive for glossitis. She/he may report intermittent and worsening diarrhea over the past couple days/weeks. 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 52. 
    This vitamin shows "dual effect" on cancer risk, where inadequate intake increase risk of certain cancers such as colorectum, breast, whereas high intake accelerate growth in cancerous or pre-cancerous cells 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 53. 
    Also known as cobalamins 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 54. 
    Also known as Vitamin B3
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 55. 
    Also known as Vitamin B1
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 56. 
    This vitamin binds to R-binder in the stomach and only binds to Intrinsic Factors in the Intestine, thus impaired ileal absorption can lead to a deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 57. 
    Individuals suffering from pernicious anemia are at a risk of developing deficiency in this vitamin
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 58. 
    Involved in carnitine synthesis 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 59. 
    Deficiency of this vitamin surfaces after 30-45 days 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 60. 
    Symptoms of deficiency in this vitamin may take several months to a year to manifest
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 61. 
    Symptoms of deficiency in this vitamin shows up after 2-3 months 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 62. 
    This vitamin is usually bound to protein and requires the action of pepsin the stomach for liberation 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 63. 
    This vitamin is involved in norepinephrine synthesis 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 64. 
    The UL is 2g/day 
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      Folate

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Vitamin B12