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Which of the following disorders is an outcome of irregularities in the metabolism of nitrogen wastes?
  1. Osteoporosis
  2. Gouty arthritis
  3. Osteoarthritis
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis


Solution

The correct option is B Gouty arthritis
Uric acid, a normal waste product of nucleic acid metabolism, gets excreted normally through urine. When there are high concentrations in blood, it gets deposited in the form of crystals in joints causing gouty arthritis.
Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder characterized by decreased bone mass due to excessive resorption of calcium and phosphorus from the bones. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the joints.

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