Thiamin: Water-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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Which of the following statements is FALSE about thiamin?

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1. Beriberi is a condition _____.

2. In Beriberi, neurological symptoms may be present due to the fact that the body cannot make sufficient neurotransmitters when thiamin levels are low. What are neurotransmitters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Serious health consequences are associated with thiamin deficiency. This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of thiamin and what effects thiamin deficiency has on the human body. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include why the body needs thiamin and how it is obtained nutritionally.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Thiamin's function in the body
  • Thiamin food sources
  • Beriberi
  • Thiamin deficiency seen in alcoholics

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand thiamin's function and why its absence in the human diet is harmful
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define adverse medical conditions associated with thiamin deficiency and explain why thiamin toxicity is not considered a health risk
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of thiamin to answer questions about symptoms of thiamin deficiency

Additional Learning

To learn more about thiamin, review the accompanying lesson on Thiamin Deficiency and Toxicity Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains thiamin's function and importance in the human body
  • Describes the symptoms associated with thiamin deficiency
  • Explains why thiamin does not reach toxic levels in the body
  • Covers the details on how thiamin is incorporated into the diet