riboflavin


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ri·bo·fla·vin

 (rī′bō-flā′vĭn, -bə-)
n.
An orange-yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, that is part of the vitamin B complex and is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, occurring naturally in milk, meat, egg yolks, and leafy green vegetables. Also called lactoflavin, vitamin B2.

riboflavin

(ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn) or

riboflavine

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow water-soluble vitamin of the B complex that occurs in green vegetables, germinating seeds, and in milk, fish, egg yolk, liver, and kidney. It is essential for the carbohydrate metabolism of cells. It is used as a permitted food colour, yellow or orange-yellow (E101). Formula: C17H20N4O6. Also: vitamin B2 or lactoflavin
[C20: from ribose + flavin]

ri•bo•fla•vin

(ˌraɪ boʊˈfleɪ vɪn, ˈraɪ boʊˌfleɪ-, -bə-)

n.
a vitamin B complex factor essential for growth, occurring as a yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, abundant in milk, meat, eggs, and leafy vegetables and produced synthetically.
Also called vitamin B2.
[< German (1935); see ribo-, flavin]

ri·bo·fla·vin

(rī′bō-flā′vĭn)
A vitamin belonging to the vitamin B complex (B2) that is important in carbohydrate metabolism and the maintenance of mucous membranes. It is found in milk, leafy vegetables, meat, and egg yolks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riboflavin - a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
flavin - a ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin
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
riboflaviin
riboflaviini

riboflavin

[ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn] Nriboflavina f

riboflavin

[ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn] nriboflavine frib-tickler [ˈrɪbtɪklər] nblague f

riboflavin

nRiboflavin nt

riboflavin

[ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn] n (Chem) → riboflavina

ri·bo·fla·vin

n. riboflavina, vitamina B2, componente del complejo vitamínico B esencial en la nutrición.

riboflavin

n riboflavina
References in periodicals archive ?
Riboflavin (vitamin [B.sub.2]) is an important nutritional and growth factor in humans, animals, plants and microorganisms.
A hypo-osmolar 0.1% riboflavin solution (RICROLIN TE Sooft, Italy) was instilled for 30 minutes before irradiation, to obtain stromal swelling.
(3) 0.1% riboflavin solution was dropped (at a rate of 1 drop/2 min) on the sclera, with riboflavin infiltration lasting for 20 min.
has marked the one year anniversary of the US commercial availability of Photrexa Viscous (riboflavin 5'-phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution) and Photrexa (riboflavin 5'-phosphate ophthalmic solution), the drugs used in corneal cross-linking with the KXL System, for the treatment of progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery, the company said.
The CXL was performed with topical 0.1% riboflavin eye drops in 20% dextran as a photo sensitizer.
Then thereEs the B vitamin riboflavin. A small 1998 study found that 59 percent of people who took a daily dose of 400 milligrams had a greater than 50 percent reduction in the frequency of migraines, compared to 15 percent of those who took a placebo.
Riboflavin and other photosensitive components in milk are activated when struck by light energy, releasing a cascade of electrons that can degrade proteins and oxidize fats.
The study also focuses on riboflavin cross-linking and pH before, during and after gelation and directly correlated these findings to printability.
Citation: Nicole Diamantides et al., "Correlating rheological properties and printability of collagen bioinks: the effects of riboflavin photocrosslinking and pH," Biofabrication, Volume 9, Number 3, online 5 July 2017, DOI: 10.1088/1758 -5090/aa780f
(5,6,7) In the procedure, ultraviolet-A (UV-A) irradiation causes riboflavin to form triplets and release reactive oxygen species such as singlet oxygen and superoxide, which form new covalent bonds between the amino acids of adjacent collagen fibrils (photopolymerization).