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Vitamin K: An analogue of the napthoquinone vitamin K found in plants. The vitamins K are essential for blood coagulation as it is necessary for the hepatic synthesis of the coagulation factors II, VII, IX, and X; deficiency results in a bleeding diathesis. These vitamins are lipo-soluble; absorption via intestinal lymphatics requires the presence of bile salts. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database
Vitamin K : group of lipoid thrombogenic agents based on the bicyclic naphthoquinone ring system; act by inducing prothrombin transcription in liver.
Count: Vitamin K is listed as a: treatment for 7 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 1 conditions; research treatment for 0 conditions.
Vitamin K is a type of: Vitamin supplements (154)
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