cyanocobalamin

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cy·a·no·co·bal·a·min

 (sī′ə-nō′kō-băl′ə-mĭn, sī-ăn′ō-)

cyanocobalamin

(ˌsaɪənəʊkəʊˈbæləmɪn) or

cyanocobalamine

n
(Biochemistry) a complex red crystalline compound, containing cyanide and cobalt and occurring in liver: lack of it in the tissues leads to pernicious anaemia. Formula: C63H88O14N14PCo. Also: vitamin B12
[C20: from cyano- + cobal(t) + (vit)amin]

vitamin B1


n.
[1920–25]

vitamin B2


n.
[1925–30]

vitamin B3


n.
[1975–80]

vitamin B6


n.
[1930–35]

vitamin B12


n.
a complex water-soluble solid, C63H88N14O14PCo, obtained from liver, milk, eggs, fish, oysters, and clams: a deficiency causes pernicious anemia and disorders of the nervous system. Also called cyanocobalamin, cobalamin, extrinsic factor.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyanocobalamin - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemiacyanocobalamin - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
Translations

cy·a·no·co·bal·a·min

n. cianocobalamina, vitamina B12 usada en el tratamiento de la anemia perniciosa.

cyanocobalamin

n cianocobalamina, vitamina B12
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Vit B12 has three analogues cyano-cobalamin which is absorbed poorly, Hydroxyl-cobalamin which has the longest half-life, used all over the World and furthermore this is the only analogue which is recommended by the WHO "Drug Expert Committee" including the top experts of the World and by top World Regulatory authorities like BNF, PDA, European, Scandinavia's etc.
Vegans (those who do not eat animal products) should have a reliable source of vitamin B-12, such as some fortified breakfast cereals, fortified soy beverages, or a cyano-cobalamin supplement.