Definition of Folacin
1. Noun. A B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction.
Generic synonyms: B, B Complex, B Vitamin, B-complex Vitamin, Vitamin B, Vitamin B Complex
Definition of Folacin
1. a B vitamin [n -S]
Medical Definition of Folacin
1. An obsolete and now unapproved term for folic acid or any derivative thereof that has the biological (vitamin) activity of folic acid. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Folacin
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1. Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective by William M. Rand (1987)
"These nutrients are folacin, pantothenic acid, zinc, and "added sugar." Caution should be used when basing nutrition guidance decisions on levels of these ..."
2. Composition on Foods: Fast Foods (Raw, Processed, Prepared) by Lynn E. Dickey, John L. Weihrauch (1998)
"Pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, folacin, and vitamin B-12 were determined ... Values shown for folacin are for total folate activity, in which bound folate ..."
3. Composition of Foods: Breakfast Cereals: Raw, Processed, Prepared by Judith S. Douglass, Ruth H. Matthews, Frank N. Hepburn (1995)
"... and folacin in cooked cereals was estimated by applying the following general retention factors developed by the Nutrient Data Research Group staff: ..."
4. Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21: Food and Drugs by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Alternatively, folic acid or folacin may be listed without parentheses in place of folate. (vi) A statement of the percent of vitamin A that is present as ..."
5. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... Folic acid (folacin). Folic acid (CAS Reg. No. 59—30—3), also known as folacin on folate, may be safely used in food as a nutrient in ..."
6. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... 161, 570 Radioactivity tetraethylammonium as probe for estimating renal plasma flow (rat), 161, 88 Radioassay tissue folacin stores measured by (rat). ..."
7. Nutritive Value of Foods by Susan E. Gebhardt, Ruth H. Matthews (1997)
"... and kidney Meat Milk Shellfish Whole egg and egg yolk folacin Dark-green vegetables Dry beans and peas Liver Wheat germ Yeast Minerals Magnesium Vitamin ..."
8. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"It occurs in green plants, fresh fruit, liver and yeast. Also called folacin, folate, vitamin Bg. FOLI NIC ACID: Also called ..."