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Folic acid

Folic acid

Folic acid: The folic acid test is used to measure the folic concentration in the blood; folic acid is one of the B vitamins and is necessary for the synthesis of several amino acids.

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Article Excerpts about Folic acid

Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. It is found in citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, and fortified cereals, breads, and grain products. (Source: excerpt from Folic Acid: NWHIC)

Descriptions of Folic acid

Folic acid: A natural water-soluble substance composed of pteridin, p-aminobenzoic acid, and glutamic acid subunits and essential for hematopoietic cells and blood cell production, Folic Acid (pteroylglutamic acid and vitamin B families) is involved in carbon transfer reactions of amino acid metabolism, as well as purine and pyrimidine synthesis. Folate is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia. (NCI04)
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