water-soluble vitamin

Definitions of water-soluble vitamin
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n any vitamin that is soluble in water

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B, B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex
originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
bioflavinoid, citrin, vitamin P
a vitamin that maintains the resistance of cell and capillary walls to permeation
C, ascorbic acid, vitamin C
a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
choline
a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
inositol
an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
pantothen, pantothenic acid
a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
aneurin, antiberiberi factor, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B1
a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
antipernicious anemia factor, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12
a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
hepatoflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin G
a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
adermin, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6
a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
folacin, folate, folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, vitamin Bc, vitamin M
a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
niacin, nicotinic acid
a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
biotin, vitamin H
a B vitamin that aids in body growth
Type of:
vitamin
any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism

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