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FOLIC ACID

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a B complex vitamin important for red blood cell production. Folate is a salt or ester of folic acid. Deficiency can cause loss of taste and anemia. Folinic acid is an active form of folic acid.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
A crystalline vitamin of the B complex that is used especially in the treatment of nutritional anemias. It occurs in green plants, fresh fruit, liver, and yeast. Also called folacin, folate, and vitamin B9.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A B-complex vitamin that is being studied as a cancer prevention agent. Also called folate.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
A B-complex vitamin that functions along with vitamin B-12 and vitamin C in the utilization of proteins. Essential role in the formation of heme (the iron containing protein in hemoglobin necessary for the formation of red blood cells). Folic acid is essential during pregnancy to prevent neural tubular defects in the developing fetus. Necessary for DNA & RNA synthesis which is necessary for the proper growth and reproduction of all body cells. Aids in amino acid metabolism. A deficieny of Folic Acid may result in anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, and/or premature gray hair
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