A substance used in cancer prevention. It belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids.


... VITAMIN A (Aquasol A®) is a naturally occurring vitamin. There are two natural sources of vitamin A. Eggs, butter, milk, meat, and oily fish contain retinol, the primary retinoid of animal origin. Green and yellow fruits and vegetables contain beta-carotene, a carotenoid of plant origin, that is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is necessary for normal health and growth, especially of the eyes and skin. A deficiency of vitamin A can cause night blindness, dry eyes, eye infections, skin problems, and slowed growth. A normal balanced diet contains a sufficient amount of vitamin A for good health. Only take vitamin A under your prescriber''s supervision. Large amounts of vitamin A taken over a long time can cause serious, unwanted effects. Generic vitamin A capsules are available. ...
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Vitamin A (Retinol) General Chemical formula C20H30O Molecular weigh ...
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