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vitamin B complex

n.
A group of water-soluble vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, that are found in a variety of foods, especially yeast, liver, eggs, cereal grains, legumes, and some vegetables. Also called B complex.

vitamin B complex

n
(Biochemistry) a large group of water-soluble vitamins occurring esp in liver and yeast: includes thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, biotin, choline, folic acid, and cyanocobalamin. Sometimes shortened to: B complex

vitamin B complex


n.
an important group of water-soluble vitamins containing vitamin B1, vitamin B2, etc.
[1925–30]

vitamin B complex

Any of a group of related vitamins important for normal cell growth and metabolism. The vitamins of the vitamin B complex include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pantothenic acid, niacin, biotin, and folic acid. ♦ The complex also includes vitamin B6 (also called pyridoxine), which is important in protein and fat metabolism and in healthy nerve function. It is found in liver, whole-grain foods, fish, yeast, and many vegetables. ♦ Another vitamin in this complex, vitamin B12 (also called cobalamin), is important in maintaining the health of blood and nerves. It is found in meat, eggs, milk, and milk products.
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Noun1.vitamin B complex - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitaminsvitamin B complex - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
choline - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
inositol - an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
pantothen, pantothenic acid - a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
aneurin, antiberiberi factor, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B1 - a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
antipernicious anemia factor, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12 - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
hepatoflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin G - a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
adermin, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6 - a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
folacin, folate, folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, vitamin Bc, vitamin M - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
niacin, nicotinic acid - a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
biotin, vitamin H - a B vitamin that aids in body growth
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It is part of the range of B vitamins which together make up vitamin B complex.
niacin (vitamin B3) or nicotinic acid, an important member of the vitamin B complex, aids the metabolic process for growth in every cell.