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 (fĭl′ə-kwĭ-nōn′, -kwĭn′ōn)
See vitamin K1.


(Biochemistry) a viscous fat-soluble liquid occurring in plants: essential for the production of prothrombin, required in blood clotting. Formula: C31H46O2. Also: vitamin K1

vitamin K1

a yellowish, oily, viscous liquid, C31H46O2, that occurs in leafy vegetables, rice, bran, and hog liver or is obtained esp. from alfalfa or putrefied sardine meat or synthesized and that promotes blood clotting by increasing the prothrombin content of the blood. Also called phylloquinone, phytonadione.

vitamin K2

a light yellow, crystalline solid, C41H56O2, having properties similar to those of vitamin K1.

vitamin K3

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phylloquinone - a form of vitamin K
antihemorrhagic factor, naphthoquinone, vitamin K - a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood
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The new study examined two biomarkers: circulating levels of vitamin K (phylloquinone) and a functional measure of vitamin K (plasma ucMGP).
"Vitamin K is a group name for a number of structurally related compounds including phylloquinone (vitamin (K.sub.1) and menaquinones ([K.sub.2] vitamins).
esculenta (c,**) 0.05 491.75 110.45 - (*): culture, (**): wild, (a): Sanliurfa, (b): Elazig, (c): Antalya, (d): Bitlis K1 : phylloquinone, K2 : menaquinone, D2 : ergocalciferol, D3 : cholecalciferol Table 2.
Vitamin K is an umbrella term that refers to phylloquinone (Kl), which comes from plants, and a series of menaquinones (K2), which are converted from Kl by bacteria in the gut.
(3) Provided per kg of the complete diet: retinyl acetate, 4,500 IU; cholecalciferol, 1,200 IU; DL-[alpha]-tocopheryl acetate, 25,000 IU; thiamin, 5,000 mg; riboflavin, 20,000 mg; phylloquinone, 10,000 mg; niacin, 45,000 mg; pantothenic acid, 35,000 mg; biotin, 1,500 mg; folic acid, 3,000 mg; cyanocobalamin, 40 mg; zinc, 45 mg; manganese 50 mg; iron, 30 mg; copper, 4 mg; cobalt, 120 [micro]g; iodine, 1 mg; selenium, 120 [micro]g.
Vitamin K is a term of a group of fat-soluble K-vitamins that are also naphthoquinones: Vitamin K or K1(phylloquinone), K2 (menaquinone), and K3 (menadione).Vitamin K1 and K2 are naturally found in our bodies.
Vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone, is found in plants.
Both vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone) promote bone mineralization.
According to them, eating approximately a serving of leafy green vegetables may help slow the decline of cognitive abilities in older age, perhaps because of the protective effects chemical substances like lutein, folate, beta-carotene and phylloquinone that vegetables have on the brain.
Vitamin K exists as vitamin Kl (phylloquinone), which is abundant in many vegetables; vitamin K2 (menaquinone), which the body produces in the digestive tract and which is provided by some animal products; and vitamin K3, the synthetic form known as menadione.
A daily intake of 70 [micro]g phylloquinone is recommended [93].