Cobalamin. Definition

Medical Definition: Cobalamin

Nutrient vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Cobalamin helps produce red blood cells, DNA, RNA, energy and tissues and maintain healthy nerve cells. Found in liver, beef, eggs, poultry, seafood, milk and dairy products. Cobalamin is soluble in water (can dissolve in water) and should be taken every day. The cobalamin deficiency can cause certain types of anemia (a condition in which red blood cells is below normal) and neurological disorders. It is being studied with folate for the prevention and treatment of some cancers. Also called cyanocobalamin and vitamin B12.

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