Biotin. Definition

Medical Definition: Biotin

Nutrient vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Biotin helps some enzymes break down substances in the body for energy and helps the tissues develop. Found in yeast, whole milk, egg yolks and organ meats. Biotin is water soluble (can dissolve in water) and must be taken every day. The biotin deficiency can cause disorders of the skin, nerves and eyes. Biotin is present in larger quantities in some cancerous tissues than in normal tissue. By attaching biotin to the substances used to treat some cancers, they can help find cancer cells. Also called Vitamin H.

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