Casimir Funk

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Noun1.Casimir Funk - United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
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However, the very first vitamin, isolated by Casimir Funk in 1912, was indeed an amine and was given the name "thiamine.
In 1912, Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk, considered the "father of vitamin therapy," first used the term "vitamin" to describe a group of bioactive substances that are vital to human health.
Vitamins and nutritional supplements are another important part of the health care regimens of many Americans, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), which points out that the term "vitamin" was coined 100 years ago by a Polish-American biochemist named Casimir Funk.