Vitamins -- Pharmacology IV

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Vitamin Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    This disease is a sign of vitamin D deficiency.  It presents as deformities of rib cage, skull and bowed legs, since long bones are being deformed.  It attacks primarily children.
    • A. 

      Beriberi

    • B. 

      Osteomalacia

    • C. 

      Rickets

  • 2. 
    This disease presents as losing teeth, gingivitis and anemia.  It used to be common in sailors of the British merchant ships in the 19th century.
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Osteomalacia

  • 3. 
    This vitamin D deficiency presents as bone calcification that results in gross deformities.  It is usually seen in adults.
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Osteomalacia

  • 4. 
    Pellagra is a disease usually present in cases of deficiency of:
    • A. 

      Folic acid

    • B. 

      Biotin

    • C. 

      Nicotinic acid

  • 5. 
    This disease, a nicotinic acid deficiency, usually presents as skin problems (dermititis); GI problems (diarrhea); and central nervous system problems (dementia).
    • A. 

      Beriberi

    • B. 

      Pellagra

    • C. 

      Rickets

  • 6. 
    The first sign of this vitamin's deficiency is sore throat; the late sign is dermititis.
    • A. 

      Folic acid

    • B. 

      Riboflavin

    • C. 

      Nicotinic acid

  • 7. 
    Lack of thiamine causes this disease:
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Beriberi

    • C. 

      Cobalt deficiency

  • 8. 
    This disease presents as sensory (CNS) disturbances; loss of muscle tone; personality disturbances (depression, poor memory); heart problems (abnormal ECG);  it is usually caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1).
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Pellagra

    • C. 

      Beriberi

  • 9. 
    Lack of this vitamin can cause skin lesions and convulsive seizures.
    • A. 

      Nicotinic acid (vitamin B3)

    • B. 

      Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 10. 
    Pernicious anemia might be caused by lack of this vitamin;  also, lack of it can cause severe irreversible damage to the brain and nervous system.
    • A. 

      Vitamin B6

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin B2

  • 11. 
    Vitamin B12 contains cobalt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Night blindness is caused by lack of this vitamin.
    • A. 

      Vitamin E

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

  • 13. 
    Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Lack of this vitamin might lead to an increase in infections due to a compromised immune system.
    • A. 

      Vitamin C

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin E

  • 15. 
    Vitamin E is also known as alpha-tocopherol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Deficiency in this vitamin might lead to failure in wounds healing; failure in formation of teeth; and failure in absorption of the intestinal iron.
    • A. 

      Vitamin E

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

  • 17. 
    Deficiency in vitamin E might lead to neuromuscular degeneration and adrenocortical insufficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Deficiency in this vitamin might lead to neuromuscular degeneration and adrenocortical insufficiency.
    • A. 

      Pantothenic acid

    • B. 

      Biotin

    • C. 

      Carnitine

  • 19. 
    Folic acid (vitamin B9) can correct B12 deficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Lack of this vitamin can lead to alopecia and dermititis.
    • A. 

      Folic acid

    • B. 

      Biotin

    • C. 

      Vitamin A