axerophthol


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axerophthol

(ˌæksəˈrɒfθɒl)
n
any form of vitamin A
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Noun1.axerophthol - any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal visionaxerophthol - any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
fat-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in fats
retinol, vitamin A1 - an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish-liver oils and is synthesized biologically from carotene
dehydroretinol, vitamin A2 - a viscous alcohol that is less active in mammals than is vitamin A1
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Vitamin A and Carotenoids: In the Colorectal Cancer Study at the University of Modena, 255 subjects with a history of colonic adenoma were randomized to receive treatment with either 1) vitamin A (axerophthol palmitate, 30,000 IU/day), vitamin C (1 g/day), and vitamin E (d,l-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, 70 mg/day); 2) lactulose; or 3) placebo for an average of 18 months.
59) In the Colorectal Cancer Study at the University of Modena, 255 subjects with a history of colonic adenoma were randomized to receive treatment with either (1) vitamin A (axerophthol palmitate, 30,000 IU per day), vitamin C (1 gram per day), and vitamin E (d,l-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, 70 mg per day); (2) lactulose; or (3) placebo for an average of 18 months.