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Vitamin

Definition noun, plural: vitamins A low molecular weight organic compound that is essential for normal growth and metabolic... Read More

Vitamin B complex

Definition noun (pharmacology) A supplement containing the eight B vitamins, particularly thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin... Read More

Fat-soluble vitamin

Definition noun, plural: fat-soluble vitamins Any from the group of vitamins that are insoluble in water but soluble in fat... Read More

Water-soluble vitamin

Definition noun, plural: water-soluble vitamins Any of the group of vitamins that dissolve in water and excreted rather... Read More

Vitamin b12

Definition noun A cobalt-containing B vitamin that is involved in cellular metabolism carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins,... Read More

Vitamin Bx

Definition noun A term for para-aminobenzoic acid, a factor in the vitamin B complex. Supplement Para-aminobenzoic acid or... Read More

Coenzyme

Enzymes can break down complicated large molecules into simpler smaller ones, they can combine small molecules or atoms to... Read More

Pseudovitamin b12

pseudovitamin B12 (Science: biochemistry) Cobamide cyanide phosphate, 3'-ester with 7-alpha-d-ribofuranosyladenine, inner... Read More

Biotin

Definition noun A member of the B vitamins, found in raw egg yolk, liver, peanuts, leafy green vegetables, and is involved... Read More

Niacin

Definition noun A member of the B vitamins that is used in the production of fatty acids, steroids and cholesterol, and... Read More

Retinol

Definition noun A yellow, fat-soluble vitamin with a formula: C20H30O, present in fish oils and green vegetables, and... Read More

Antivitamin

Antivitamin a substance that prevents a vitamin from exerting its typical biological effects. Most antivitamin's have... Read More

Flavin mononucleotide

Definition noun plural: flavin mononucleotides fla·vin mon·o·nu·cle·o·tide, ˌmɒnəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd A... Read More

Thiamine

Definition noun One of the B vitamins that can be obtained from pork, oatmeal, brown rice, vegetables, potatoes, liver,... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough and... Read More

Provitamin d3

provitamin D3 --> 7-dehydrocholesterol Cholesta-5,7-dien-3b-ol;a zoosterol in skin and other animal tissues that upon... Read More

Adenine

Definition noun plural: adenines ad·e·nine, ˈædɪnɪn (biochemistry) A purine nucleobase that complementary pairs... Read More

Integumentary system

Definition noun The organ system consisting of the skin and associated structures such as the glands, hair, nails, scales,... Read More

Mononucleotide

Definition noun plural: mononucleotides mon·o·nu·cle·o·tide, ˌmɒnəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd A single nucleotide (as... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Calcidiol

Calcidiol 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (a 3,25-diol);the first step in the biological conversion of vitamin D3 to the more... Read More

Capillary fragility test

Definition noun A tourniquet test that is used to determine vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency or thrombocytopenia... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Putnam-dana syndrome

Putnam-Dana syndrome --> subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord A subacute or chronic disorder of the spinal... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Balanced diet

Definition noun A diet consisting of the adequate amounts of all the necessary nutrients recommended for a healthy growth... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Micronutrient

Definition noun, plural: micronutrients A nutrient needed in small amounts Supplement Micronutrients are those nutrients... Read More

Haplorrhine

Definition noun, plural: haplorrhines Any of the primates characterized mainly by being dry-nosed because of a lack of a... Read More

Flavin adenine dinucleotide

Definition noun plural: flavin adenine dinucleotides fla·vin ad·e·nine di·nu·cle·o·tide, ad·e·nine... Read More

Brussels sprouts

Definition noun The edible buds of a cultivar (Gemmifera) of Brassica oleracea of the Brassicaceae... Read More

Xerophthalmia

Definition noun Excessive dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva Supplement The dryness of the eyes is associated with the... Read More

Folate

Folate (Science: biochemistry) molecule that acts as a carrier of one carbon units in intermediary metabolism. It contains... Read More

Sorbose

Definition noun A ketohexose monosaccharide, (3S,4R,5S)-1,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxyhexan-2-one, with a chemical formula of ... Read More

Intrinsic factor

Intrinsic factor a mucoprotein normally secreted by the epithelium of the stomach and that binds vitamin b12, the intrinsic... Read More

Animal protein factor

Animal protein factor --> vitamin b12 (Science: biochemistry) member of the water soluble B vitamin group, important in the... Read More

Beriberi

Beriberi (Science: disease) An endemic form of polyneuritis (nerve inflammation), due to an unbalanced diet, with a... Read More