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Intrinsic Factor

A glycoprotein secreted by the cells of the GASTRIC GLANDS that is required for the absorption of VITAMIN B 12 (cyanocobalamin). Deficiency of intrinsic factor leads to VITAMIN B 12 DEFICIENCY and ANEMIA, PERNICIOUS.

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.395.560.494

MeSH Unique ID: D007437

Registry Number: 9008-12-2

Entry Terms:

  • Factor, Intrinsic

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