Rarely used term for deficiency of niacinamide that may be associated with pellagra.
[G. a- priv. + niacinamide + -osis, condition]
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In his 1943 book The Common Form of Niacin Amide Deficiency Disease: Aniacinamidosis, Kaufman listed symptoms of niacinamide deficiency: memory impairment, distractibility, poor concentration, slowed thought processes, poor comprehension, unwarranted anxiety, and personality changes (e.