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Folic Acid

"Folic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A member of the vitamin B family that stimulates the hematopoietic system. It is present in the liver and kidney and is found in mushrooms, spinach, yeast, green leaves, and grasses (POACEAE). Folic acid is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Folic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Folic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 540 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 41 publications in 2014
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