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Inadequate protein intake leads to kwashiorkor. The subsequent oedema is most closely related to inadequate synthesis of which protein?

a)

Gamma globulin

b)

Glucagon

c)

Insulin

d)

Albumin


Question ID - 2007 | Toppr Answer

Inadequate protein intake leads to kwashiorkor. The subsequent oedema is most closely related to inadequate synthesis of which protein?

a)

Gamma globulin

b)

Glucagon

c)

Insulin

d)

Albumin

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Answer Key : (d) -

(d)

Kwashiorkor, a disease of protein malnutrition, causes low levels of blood proteins (serum albumins), which cause poor return of tissues through capillaries.  It leads t the swelling of tissues through increase of its tissue fluid which results into oedema.



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