<biochemistry> An essential low molecular weight organic compound required in trace amounts for normal growth and metabolic processes. They usually serve as components of coenzyme systems.
For humans Vitamin A, the B series, C, D1 and D2, E and K are required. Deficiencies of one or more vitamins in the nutrient supply result in deficiency diseases.
(11 Nov 1997)
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vitamin A, vitamin A1, vitamin A1 acid
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