TITLE

vitamin A

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2330
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "vitamin A" is presented. It refers to a sort of fat-soluble vitamin which is produced in the body from alpha, beta, and gamma carotene. It is an essential component that facilitates several biological processes including for normal growth and development, normal function and integrity of epithelial tissues, formation of visual pigment, and others. Butter, butterfat in milk, egg yolks, and cod liver oil are some of the sources of vitamin A.
ACCESSION #
21250936

 

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