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Disease Choline Deficiency

Name Choline Deficiency
Synonyms Choline Deficiencies | Deficiencies, Choline | Deficiency, Choline
Definition A condition produced by a deficiency of CHOLINE in animals. Choline is known as a lipotropic agent because it has been shown to promote the transport of excess fat from the liver under certain conditions in laboratory animals. Combined deficiency of choline (included in the B vitamin complex) and all other methyl group donors causes liver cirrhosis in some animals. Unlike compounds normally considered as vitamins, choline does not serve as a cofactor in enzymatic reactions. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
Categories Nutrition disorder
MeSH® ID D002796
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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Deficiency Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Avitaminosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Vitamin B Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Choline Deficiency

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