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Folic acid deficiency

Introduction: Folic acid deficiency

Description of Folic acid deficiency

Folic acid deficiency (medical condition): There is evidence to indicate that a deficiency of Folic Acid during pregnancy...more »

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Folic Acid Deficiency -- Teratogenic Agent:
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  »Symptoms of Folic Acid Deficiency -- Teratogenic Agent

Folic acid deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of FOLIC ACID in the diet. Many plant and animal tissues contain folic acid, abundant in green leafy vegetables, yeast, liver, and mushrooms but destroyed by long-term cooking. Alcohol interferes with its intermediate metabolism and absorption. Folic acid deficiency may develop in long-term anticonvulsant therapy or with use of oral contraceptives. This deficiency causes anemia, macrocytic anemia, and megaloblastic anemia. It is indistinguishable from vitamin B 12 deficiency in peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, but the neurologic lesions seen in B 12 deficiency do not occur. (Merck Manual, 16th ed)
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Folic acid deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of FOLIC ACID in the diet. Many plant and animal tissues contain folic acid, abundant in green leafy vegetables, yeast, liver, and mushrooms but destroyed by long-term cooking. Alcohol interferes with its intermediate metabolism and absorption. Folic acid deficiency may develop in long-term anticonvulsant therapy or with use of oral contraceptives. This deficiency causes anemia, macrocytic anemia, and megaloblastic anemia. It is indistinguishable from vitamin B 12 deficiency in peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, but the neurologic lesions seen in B 12 deficiency do not occur. (Merck Manual, 16th ed).
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Folic acid deficiency: Related Topics

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Folic acid deficiency as a Disease

Folic acid deficiency: Another name for Folic Acid Deficiency -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Folic Acid Deficiency -- Teratogenic Agent
  »Symptoms of Folic Acid Deficiency -- Teratogenic Agent

Folic acid deficiency: Related Diseases

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Symptoms of Folic acid deficiency (Folic Acid Deficiency -- Teratogenic Agent)

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