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  • n. See folic acid.

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  • n. folic acid

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  • n. a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction

Etymologies

fol(ic) ac(id) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A deficiency of the nutrient folic acid also called folacin causes cell changes that lead to cervical cancer.

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  • Folic acid: Also called folate, folacin, or vitamin B9, folic acid is a B vitamin involved in producing thymidine for DNA replication.

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  • However, sunlight destroys vitamins A and riboflavin, and high temperatures destroy vitamins A, C, folacin and thiamin14 by increasing oxidation.

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  • Vitamins A, C, E, and folacin oxidize, meaning that their chemical structure is altered, and their nutritional value reduced.

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  • Among the kid-friendly recipes we made at Montcrest were a whole-grain version of Rice Krispies squares, quinoa sushi (quinoa is not technically a grain but is packed with iron, potassium, folacin and riboflavin) and steel cut oatmeal pancakes.

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  • A high value would indicate a larger red blood cells such as in macrocytic anemia of a folacin deficiency or pernicious anemia from a B12 deficiency.

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