TITLE

riboflavin

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1914
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "riboflavin" is presented. It refers to a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex group. Riboflavin is an orange-yellow crystalline powder. Deficiency of this vitamin causes photophobia, cheilosis, glossitis, and seborrheic dermatitis, particularly of the face and scalp. It contains certain flavoproteins that function as coenzymes in cellular oxidation.
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21244309

 

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