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Vitamin A

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.

Year introduced: RETINOL was see under VITAMIN A 1971-1976, was see VITAMIN A 1969-1970

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Tree Number(s): D02.455.326.271.665.202.495.818, D02.455.426.392.368.367.379.249.700.860, D02.455.849.131.495.818, D23.767.261.700.860

MeSH Unique ID: D014801

Registry Number: 11103-57-4

Entry Terms:

  • Aquasol A
  • Retinol
  • 3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraen-1-ol, (all-E)-Isomer
  • All-Trans-Retinol
  • All Trans Retinol
  • Vitamin A1
  • 11-cis-Retinol

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