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Z Ernahrungswiss. 1984 Jun;23(2):104-12.

[Vitamin A and the ear. Review of the literature].

[Article in German]

Abstract

Since the first characterization and description of vitamin A this is used in otolaryngologic therapy for different forms of hearing disorders, and its relation to the inner ear is subject of investigation. Animal experiments and clinical studies were done to clarify the significance of vitamin A for the function of hearing. Besides this there were a lot of observations describing correlations between vitamin A metabolism and hearing loss. Recent investigations showed that vitamin A is present in high concentrations in the inner ear and stored there. Morphological experiments revealed different and in some way contradictory results, but they showed that vitamin A seems to be essential for inner-ear morphogenesis.

PMID:
6382839
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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