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  Vitamin



Vitamin

    Any of many organic substances that are vital in small amounts to the normal functioning of the body. Vitamins are found in food, produced by the body, and manufactured synthetically; along with minerals, they are known as micronutrients.

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Organic
Of or related to a substance that contains carbon atoms linked together by carbon-carbon bonds. All living matter is organic. The original definition of the term organic related to the source of chemical compounds, with organic compounds being those carbon-containing compounds obtained from plant or animal sources, whereas inorganic compounds were obtained from mineral sources. Compounds containing bonds between carbon atoms can now be made in the laboratory and industrially by man.

Vitamins
Any of a number of complex organic substances found in foods that are essential for normal body functioning.

Food
Any substance eaten to provide nutritional support for the body.

Minerals
Essential elements in a diet needed to maintain health and well being, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium.



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Vital force (bioenergy, cosmic energy, cosmic energy force, cosmic force, cosmic life energy, cosmic
An alleged nonmaterial "force" that sustains life.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): vitamin A.

Vitamin A palmitate
Vitamin A palmitate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): vitamin A palmitate.

Vitamin A solubilized
Vitamin A solubilized is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): vitamin A palmitate.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ergocalciferol.

Vitamin k1
Vitamin k1 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phytonadione.

Vitamins
Any of a number of complex organic substances found in foods that are essential for normal body functioning.

Vitaped
Vitaped is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ascorbic acid; biotin; cyanocobalamin; ergocalciferol; folic acid; niacinamide; pantothenic acid; phytonadione; pyridoxine; riboflavin; thiamine; vitamin A palmitate; vitamin E.



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Vagina
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The part of the hypothalamus sensitive to excess glucose.

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