The Vitamins

The Vitamins

Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: W. H. Sebrell, Robert S. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222073

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The Vitamins: Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods, Volume I, Second Edition covers the chemical, physiological, pathological, and methodological aspects of vitamin A, carotene, and ascorbic acid. This two-chapter volume concerns the chemistry, nomenclature, industrial production, biogenesis, biochemistry, deficiency effects, standardization of activity, requirements, pharmacology, and pathology of each of the vitamins. This book will be of value to practitioners, investigators, teachers, and students, who wants to better understand the role of the vitamins in biology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume I


    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter I. Vitamins A and Carotene

    I. Nomenclature and Formulas

    II. Chemistry

    III. Industrial Preparation and Production

    IV. Occurrence in Foods

    V. Standardization of Vitamin A Activity

    VI. Biogenesis of Vitamin A and Carotene

    VII. Active Compounds and Vitamin A Antagonists

    VIII. Biochemical Systems

    IX-A. Effects of Vitamin A Deficiency in Animals

    IX-B. Effects of Vitamin A Deficiency in Man

    X. Pharmacology and Toxicology of Vitamin A

    XI-A. Requirements of Vitamin A in Animals

    XI-B. Requirements of Vitamin A in Man

    Chapter 2. Ascorbic Acid

    I. Nomenclature and Formulas

    II. Chemistry

    III. Industrial Preparation

    IV. Estimation

    V. Occurrence in Foods

    VI. Standardization of Activity

    VII. Biogenesis of L-Ascorbic Acid in Plants and Animals

    VIII. Active Compounds and Ascorbic Acid Antagonists

    IX. Biochemical Systems

    X. Biochemical Detection of Deficiency

    XI. Effects of Ascorbic Acid Deficiency in Animals

    XII. Effects of Ascorbic Acid Deficiency in Man

    XIII. Pharmacology

    XIV-A. Ascorbic Acid Requirements of Microorganisms

    XIV-B. Ascorbic Acid Requirements of Animals

    XV. Ascorbic Acid Requirements of Man

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222073

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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