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Vitamin A

"Vitamin A" 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.

Retinol and derivatives of retinol that play an essential role in metabolic functioning of the retina, the growth of and differentiation of epithelial tissue, the growth of bone, reproduction, and the immune response. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants. It is enriched in the liver, egg yolks, and the fat component of dairy products.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Vitamin A" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Vitamin A" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 282 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2003
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