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Descriptor in English: Vitamins
Descriptor in Spanish: Vitaminas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Vitaminas
Descriptor in French: Vitamines
Entry term(s): Vitamin
Tree number(s): D27.505.696.494.600
G07.203.300.681.500.600
J02.500.681.500.600
Scope note: Organic substances that are required in small amounts for maintenance and growth, but which cannot be manufactured by the human body.
Annotation: deficiency = AVITAMINOSIS but prefer specific precoordinated vitamin deficiency terms (avitaminosis A = VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY, etc.); /ther use: coordinate with disease term with either /drug ther or /diet ther depending on whether the vitamin is discussed as a drug or a dietary supplement
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS UI: 15217
Descriptor UI: D014815
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Vitamins - Preferred
Concept UI M0022811
Scope note Organic substances that are required in small amounts for maintenance and growth, but which cannot be manufactured by the human body.
Preferred term Vitamins
Entry term(s) Vitamin



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