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Choline deficiency

Introduction: Choline deficiency

Description of Choline deficiency

Choline deficiency: state in which choline is absent or in diminished amount relative to the normal requirement of an organism or a biologic system.
Source: CRISP

Choline deficiency: A condition produced by a deficiency of CHOLINE in animals. Choline is known as a lipotropic agent because it has been shown to promote the transport of excess fat from the liver under certain conditions in laboratory animals. Combined deficiency of choline (included in the B vitamin complex) and all other methyl group donors causes liver cirrhosis in some animals. Unlike compounds normally considered as vitamins, choline does not serve as a cofactor in enzymatic reactions. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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