Cyanocobalamin. Definition

Medical Definition: Cyanocobalamin

Nutrient vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Cyanocobalamin 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. Cyanocobalamin is soluble in water (can dissolve in water) and should be taken every day. The failure of cyanocobalamin 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 cobalamin and vitamin B12.

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