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Chapter 23

Vitamin A Deficiency: An Overview

Vitamin A is a term that strictly refers to the alcoholic form all-trans-retinol, although it includes its biologically active derivatives, also known as retinoids, in the broad sense (Figure 23.1), these being its oxidation metabolites, retinaldehyde and retinoic acid (RA), which can exist as all-t...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6