Vitamin A

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Vitamin A (the retinoids) are a group of fat soluble vitamins required for many physiological functions, mainly vision, reproduction and epithelial maintenance. In the retina, a specific retinoid 11-cis-retinal is formed by photo-isomerisation within the rods and cones.

Related pathology

Pathological manifestations can occur both in excess and deficiency:

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Article information

rID: 2275
Section: Pathology
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vitamin A related abnormality
  • Vitamin A associated abnormalities
  • Vitamin A
  • Retinoid
  • Retinoids

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