Vitamin AAka: Vitamin A, Retinol, Retinoic Acid
- See also
- Physiology: Function
- Forms Carotenoid Proteins
- Epithelial Cell function
- Forms Glycoproteins
- Vitamin A stores
- Most of Vitamin A (90%) is stored in the liver and released as needed
- Preparations: Sources
|vitamin a (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)|
|VITAMIN A & D OINTMENT||Generic OTC||$0.04 per gram|
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Vitamin A (C0042839)
Vitamin A is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Vitamin A also plays a role in your
Vitamin A can come from plant or animal sources. Plant sources include colorful fruits and vegetables. Animal sources include liver and whole milk. Vitamin A is also added to foods like cereals.
Vegetarians, young children, and alcoholics may need extra Vitamin A. You might also need more if you have certain conditions, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn's disease. Check with your health care provider to see if you need to take vitamin A supplements.
NIH: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
|Definition (MSH)||Retinol and derivatives of retinol that play an essential role in metabolic functioning of the retina, the growth of and differentiation of epithelial tissue, the growth of bone, reproduction, and the immune response. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants. It is enriched in the liver, egg yolks, and the fat component of dairy products.|
|Definition (PDQ)||The fat soluble vitamin retinol. Vitamin A binds to and activates retinoid receptors (RARs), thereby inducing cell differentiation and apoptosis of some cancer cell types and inhibiting carcinogenesis. Vitamin A plays an essential role in many physiologic processes, including proper functioning of the retina, growth and differentiation of target tissues, proper functioning of the reproductive organs, and modulation of immune function. Check for "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=39735&idtype=1" active clinical trials or "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=39735&idtype=1&closed=1" closed clinical trials using this agent. ("http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov:80/NCIBrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C938" NCI Thesaurus)|
|Concepts||Organic Chemical (T109) , Vitamin (T127) , Pharmacologic Substance (T121)|
|SnomedCT||329237001, 270000007, 82622003, 82156005|
|English||Vitamin A, Vitamin A product, Vitamin A USP, vitamin A (medication), retinol, VITAMIN A, Retinol, Vitamin A [Chemical/Ingredient], RETINOL, retinols, viatmin a, vitamin-a, vit a, a vitamin, vitamin A, retinol (vit A), Vitamin A product (product), Vitamin A preparation, Vitamin A (substance), Vitamin A preparation (product), Vitamin A preparation (substance), VIATMIN A|
|Russian||VITAMIN A, RETINOL, ВИТАМИН A, РЕТИНОЛ|
|Japanese||ビタミンA, ビタミンA1, 11-シス-レチノール, レチノール, 11-cis-レチノール|
|Spanish||vitamina A (producto), preparado de vitamina A (producto), preparado de vitamina A, preparado de vitamina A (sustancia), vitamina A (sustancia), vitamina A, Vitamina A|
|Croatian||Not Translated[Vitamin A]|
|Polish||Retinol, Akseroftol, Witamina A|
|French||Vitamine A, Rétinol|
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)
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