Associations to the word «Vitamin»
VITAMIN, noun. Any of a specific group of organic compounds essential in small quantities for healthy human growth, metabolism, development, and body function; found in minute amounts in plant and animal foods or sometimes produced synthetically; deficiencies of specific vitamins produce specific disorders.
VITAMIN A, noun. (vitamin) Any of several closely related fat-soluble vitamins that are essential for normal vision; retinol.
VITAMIN A ACID, noun. Retinoic acid.
VITAMIN B, noun. (vitamin) Any member of the vitamin B complex.
VITAMIN B COMPLEX, noun. A group of water-soluble vitamins, once thought to be a single vitamin, occurring in yeast, liver, eggs etc.
VITAMIN B1, noun. Thiamine
VITAMIN B12, noun. (vitamin) The compound cobalamin or cyanocobalamin.
VITAMIN B17, noun. Amygdalin
VITAMIN B2, noun. Riboflavin
VITAMIN B3, noun. Niacin
VITAMIN B4, noun. Adenine
VITAMIN B5, noun. Pantothenic acid
VITAMIN B6, noun. Pyridoxine.
VITAMIN B7, noun. Biotin
VITAMIN B9, noun. Folic acid
VITAMIN BC, noun. Folic acid
VITAMIN C, noun. The L-enantiomer of ascorbic acid, a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, synthesized by most animals and plants but not humans, although used in our bodies for many purposes. It is plentiful in citrous fruits and many vegetables, and a deficiency causes scurvy.
VITAMIN D, noun. Either of a number of fat-soluble vitamins, required for normal bone development and that prevents rickets; can be manufactured in the skin on exposure to sunlight.
VITAMIN D1, noun. Ergocalciferol and lumisterol; a constituent of vitamin D
VITAMIN D2, noun. Ergocalciferol or calciferol; a constituent of vitamin D.
VITAMIN D3, noun. Cholecalciferol; a constituent of vitamin D.
VITAMIN D4, noun. Dihydroergocalciferol; a constituent of vitamin D.
VITAMIN D5, noun. Sitocalciferol; a constituent of vitamin D
VITAMIN E, noun. Any of several fat-soluble vitamins, found in plants, that act as antioxidants and are essential for reproduction; the tocopherols.
VITAMIN F, noun. An early name for the essential fatty acids
VITAMIN G, noun. An alternative name for vitamin B2 or riboflavin.
VITAMIN H, noun. An alternative name for vitamin B7 or biotin.
VITAMIN J, noun. (obsolete) choline
VITAMIN K, noun. Either of several related fat-soluble vitamins, found in leafy green vegetables, essential for blood clotting.
VITAMIN K, noun. (slang) The drug ketamine.
VITAMIN K1, noun. Phylloquinone
VITAMIN K2, noun. Menaquinone
VITAMIN M, noun. Folic acid
VITAMIN O, noun. (slang) Oxygen.
VITAMIN O, noun. (slang) Orgasms.
VITAMIN P, noun. Any of the water soluble bioflavonoids that promotes the resistance of capillaries to permeation.
VITAMIN P, noun. (slang) (euphemistic) Prozac, an antidepressant.
VITAMIN R, noun. (slang) (humorous) Ritalin, an amphetamine-like psychopharmaceutical, prescribed for ADHD.
VITAMIN V, noun. (slang) the drug, sildenafil citrate, used to treat erectile dysfunction; from the initial of the name brand Viagra
VITAMIN, noun. Any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism.
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