Vitamins are a group of organic compounds used in biochemical pathways. Many are components of coenzymes in particular metabolic reactions. Vitamins are generally not synthesised by the human body and hence must be acquired through the diet.
In radiology, there are some imaging manifestations of disease due to abnormaly high (hypervitaminosis) and low (hypovitaminosis) levels of particular vitamins.
Vitamins can be classified into fat soluble and water soluble compounds.
Fat soluble vitamins
Water soluble vitamins
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
N.B. Vitamins B4, B8, B10 and B11 have been reclassified and therefore do not meet the biochemical definition of vitamins.
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