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A member of the vitamin B complex group of vitamins.
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|Noun||1.||B vitamin - 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
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