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Vitamin A Deficiency

  • By: Andrew J. Waskey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Vitamin A refers to the fat-soluble retinol compound that is essential for various biological functions. Retinaldehydes and retinoic acids are biologically active derivatives from retinol. 11-cis retinaldehyde is an essential form of vitamin A that is required for normal vision. Retinoic ...

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