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Retinol is the alcohol form of Vitamin A. Humans are unable to naturally synthesize retinol, so it must be obtained through digestion of retinol-rich foods. Retinol aids in vertebrate development, growth, cell differentiation, spermatogenesis and immunity. This vitamin is predominately stored in the liver as a retinyl ester in the form of retinyl palmitate. After storage in the liver, the retinol then assimilates into the nearby blood plasma in order to transport the vitamin to its target cell. The typical concentration of retinol in blood plasma should be between 1 to 2 micromolar per liter. [PMID:24662164] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Basic Part Properties

Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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Construct for LOINC Short Name
Vit A

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Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 视黄醇
Synonyms: Vit A;Vit A1;抗干眼醇;抗眼干燥病维生素;松香油;瑞叮醇;生甾醇;类维生素 A;维生素 A;维生素 A 醇;维生素 A1;维生素 A1 醇
fr-CA French (Canada) Rétinol
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Retinool
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Retinol
it-IT Italian (Italy) Retinolo
el-GR Greek (Greece) Ρετινόλη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Retinol
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Ретинол
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) retinol
fr-BE French (Belgium) Rétinol