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Meaning of "vitamin K" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VITAMIN K

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VITAMIN K

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Vitamin K is a noun.
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WHAT DOES VITAMIN K MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins that the human body needs for modification of certain proteins that are required for blood coagulation, and in bone and other tissue. The modification of the proteins allows them to bind calcium ions. Chemically, the vitamin K family are 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives. Vitamin K includes two natural vitamers: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K2, in turn, consists of a number of related chemical subtypes, with differing lengths of carbon side chains made of isoprenoid groups of atoms. Vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone, phytomenadione, or phytonadione, is synthesized by plants, and is found in highest amounts in green leafy vegetables because it is directly involved in photosynthesis. It may be thought of as the "plant form" of vitamin K. It is active as a vitamin in animals and performs the classic functions of vitamin K, including its activity in the production of blood-clotting proteins. Animals may also convert it to vitamin K2. Vitamin K2, the main storage form in animals, has several subtypes, which differ in isoprenoid chain length.

Definition of vitamin K in the English dictionary

The definition of vitamin K in the dictionary is any of the fat-soluble vitamins, including phylloquinone and the menaquinones, which are essential for the normal clotting of blood.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VITAMIN K

vitamin B1
vitamin B12
vitamin B2
vitamin B6
vitamin C
vitamin D
vitamin D1
vitamin D2
vitamin D3
vitamin deficiency
vitamin deficiency disease
vitamin E
vitamin G
vitamin H
vitamin K1
vitamin K2
vitamin K3
vitamin P
vitamin pill
vitamin tablet

WORDS THAT END LIKE VITAMIN K

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Synonyms and antonyms of vitamin K in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vitamin K» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VITAMIN K

Find out the translation of vitamin K to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vitamin K from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vitamin K» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

维生素K
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vitamina K
570 millions of speakers

English

vitamin K
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विटामिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فيتامين K
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

витамин К
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vitamina K
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিটামিন কে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vitamine K
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vitamin K
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vitamin K
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ビタミンK
130 millions of speakers

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비타민 K
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vitamin K
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

vitamin K
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வைட்டமின் கே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हिटॅमिन के
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vitamin K
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vitamina K
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

witamina K
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вітамін К
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vitamina K
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

βιταμίνη Κ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vitamien K
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

vitamin K
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

vitamin K
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vitamin K

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VITAMIN K»

Discover the use of vitamin K in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vitamin K and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known ...
Inside this book, you'll find: How consumption of grass-fed animals traditionally provided us with ample quantities of vitamin K2—while grain-based animal feed contributed to the eradication of vitamin K2 in our modern diet How K2 is the ...
Kate Rheaume-Bleue, 2011
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Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known ...
Inside this book, you'll find: How consumption of grass-fed animals traditionally provided us with ample quantities of vitamin K2—while grain-based animal feed contributed to the eradication of vitamin K2 in our modern diet How K2 is the ...
Kate Rheaume-Bleue, 2011
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Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known ...
" This is the first book to reveal how universal a Vitamin K2 deficiency is, and the risk (in the form of cancer and diabetes, among other ailments) the absence of Vitamin K2 poses.Written by Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, a popular health expert ...
Kate Rheaume-Bleue, 2013
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Vitamin K in Health and Disease
Vitamin K: Past, Present, Future Essential for normal blood coagulation, possible roles in bone, vascular, and tumor metabolism, and a nutrient critical to the health of the newborn infant -- these are just some of the many health-promoting ...
John W. Suttie, 2009
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Vitamin K
This volume focuses, not only on the problem of blood coagulation and hypercoagulability, but upon the individual status of vitamin K in the human.
‎2008
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Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, ...
This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series issued by the National Academy of Sciences on dietary reference intakes (DRIs).
Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Panel on Micronutrients, Subcommittees on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients and of Interpretation and Use of Dietary Reference Intakes, 2002
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Vitamin K and Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins: Analytical, ...
This new book uniquely integrates the diversity of research and interest regarding the chemistry, analysis, physiology, genetics, and clinical aspects of vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent proteins.
M. J. Shearer, M. J. Seghatchian, 1993
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Genetic Polymorphisms Underlying the Role of Vitamin K in ...
Although consistent significant associations were not found throughout this research, this thesis supports the hypothesis that genetic variation plays a role in the variability of vitamin K related measures.
Michael D. Crosier, 2008
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Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism
COO– CH2 CH2 CO2 Peptide Vitamin K–dependent γ-glutamyl carboxylase Ca2+ COO– –OOC CH2 CH Glutamic acid residue in peptide Gla-proteins can bind Ca2+, which then reacts with other cell components like phospholipids to affect ...
Sareen Gropper, Jack Smith, 2008
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Vitamin K and Insulin Resistance
Therefore, our findings need to be confirmed by studies that are specifically designed to examine the relation between vitamin K and insulin resistance.
Makiko Yoshida, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VITAMIN K»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vitamin K is used in the context of the following news items.
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More Anti-Vaccine Parents Refusing Vitamin K Shots for Newborns
Doctors are reporting a growing trend among parents who are against vaccines also refusing vitamin K shots for their newborns, which can increase the risk of ... «Parenting Magazine, Jul 15»
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Why newborns need that Vitamin K shot
"Vitamin K seems to be getting lumped in with other types of shots usually when parents are referring to vaccines and so with this rise in vaccine refusal, we're ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
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Vitamin K-deficient bleeding increasingly common in newborns
Vitamin K, which has been administered to newborns as an injection since it was first recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1961, is vital for ... «News-Medical.net, Jun 15»
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Vitamin K deficiency increasingly common as result of vaccine refusal
Unfortunately, as part of the backlash against vaccines, a growing number of parents are choosing to opt out of all shots for their babies, including vitamin K. «Medical Xpress, Jun 15»
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New Data on XARELTO® Versus Vitamin K Antagonists in Atrial …
People with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart beat) are at an increased risk of forming a blood clot in the heart, which can travel to the brain, causing a stroke, ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
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Vitamin K and Natto - What's the Connection?
Natto is one of the richest sources of vitamin K2, which is important for bone and heart health. Here's what you need to know about this little-known nutrient and ... «Scientific American, Apr 15»
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Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds
The brain benefits associated with dark leafy greens likely stem from several key nutrients, particularly vitamin K, said study lead author Martha Clare Morris of ... «HealthDay, Mar 15»
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Why Does Vitamin K Exist, But Not Vitamin H?
Simple question here: There are vitamins called A, B, C, D, E, and K. But what happened to vitamins F, G, H, I, and J? —Chris A. Johnson, New York City. «Washington City Paper, Jan 15»
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Skipping vitamin K shot ups brain bleed risk
Vitamin K is necessary for our bodies to clot blood, and it's one of the first shots offered to newborns. But more parents are choosing to skip the shot, believing it's ... «KING5.com, Nov 14»
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Clotting Factors Similar in Reversing Vitamin K Antagonist
ISTANBUL, Turkey — For patients who experienced an acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) while receiving a vitamin K antagonist (VKA), treatment with any ... «Medscape, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vitamin K [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vitamin-k>. Aug 2019 ».
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