The Vitamins

The Vitamins

Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology

1st Edition - January 1, 1954

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  • Editors: W. H. Sebrell, Robert S. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222028

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The Vitamins: Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Volume I emphasizes the chemical, physiological, and pathological aspects of vitamins. This volume contains four chapters. Each chapter discusses the vitamin's nomenclature, industrial preparation, biogenesis, occurrence in foods, effects of its deficiency, and metabolism. Other general topics covered in each chapter include the vitamin's specificity of action, toxicity, pharmacology, detoxification, requirements, and therapeutic activity. This volume evaluates vitamins such as vitamins A, carotenes, ascorbic acid, vitamin B12, and biotin. This book will be of value to nutritionists, dieticians, food scientists, technologists, and researchers.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors to Volume I

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Vitamins A and Carotenes

    I. Nomenclature and Formulas

    II. Chemistry and Industrial Preparation

    III. Biochemical Systems

    IV. Determination

    V. Standardization of Activity

    VI. Occurrence

    VII. Effects of Vitamin A Deficiency and Hypervitaminosis A in Animals

    VIII. Effects of Vitamin A Deficiency in Human Beings

    IX. Requirements

    A. Of Animals

    B. Of Human Beings

    Chapter 2. Ascorbic Acid

    I. Nomenclature and Formulas

    II. Chemistry

    III. Industrial Preparation

    IV. Biochemical Systems

    V. Estimation

    VI. Standardization of Activity

    VII. Occurrence in Food

    VIII. Effects of Deficiency in Animals

    IX. Effects of Deficiency in Human Beings

    X. Pharmacology

    XI. Requirements

    A. Of Animals

    B. Of Human Beings

    XII. Future Problems

    Chapter 3. Vitamin B12

    I. Nomenclature and Formulas

    II. Chemistry

    III. Industrial Preparation

    IV. Biochemical Systems

    V. Specificity of Action

    VI. Biogenesis

    VII. Estimation

    VIII. Standardization of Activity

    IX. Occurrence in Food

    X. Effects of Deficiency

    XI. Pathology

    A. Chicks

    B. Rats

    C. Human Beings

    XII. Pharmacology

    XIII. Requirements

    A. Of Chicks

    B. Of Rats

    C. Of Pigs

    D. Of Ruminants

    E. Of Human Beings

    Chapter 4. Biotin

    I. Nomenclature and Formula

    II. Chemistry

    III. Industrial Preparation

    IV. Biochemical Systems

    V. Specificity of Action

    VI. Biogenesis

    VII. Estimation

    A. Bioassay Using Higher Animals

    B. Microbiological Estimation

    VIII. Standardization of Activity

    IX. Occurrence in Food

    X. Effects of Deficiency

    XI. Pathology

    XII. Pharmacology

    XIII. Requirements

    Author Index

    Subject Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 690
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1954
  • Published: January 1, 1954
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222028

About the Editors

W. H. Sebrell

Robert S. Harris

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

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