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What does A stand for?
A stands for Retinol (vitamin)
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- First in Series (chemistry)
- First Substrate
- GMT + 1 hour
- Helmholtz Energy
- Highest Level of Division I College Athletics (United States)
- Individual (IRB)
- Lowest Full-Season Level (minor league baseball)
- Mass Number (physics)
- Newfoundland/Labrador (Canada Post designation)
- Nucleon Number (physics)
- Smooth, Paintable (American Plywood Association Veneer Grades)
- Specific Absorption Coefficient
- Specific Optical Rotation
- Stock and Bond Rating
- To (Spanish, or from Latin ad)
- Total Acidity
- Undenominated US Stamp (15 cent, issued 22 May 78)
- USDA Grade for Dairy Products and Eggs
- Fine-Structure Constant (Greek nomenclature; finite figure used in quantum mechanics to measure energy)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Within the Women's Health in the Lund Area population-based study, serum retinol was measured in 606 women aged 54 to 64 in Southern Sweden.
But while the study uncovered an association between retinol supplementation and melanoma risk, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
There is a lot we know about the three active forms of vitamin A: retinaldehyde is required for rhodopsin formation and vision; retinoic acid is an important signalling molecule that acts to regulate the expression of numerous genes, several of which are involved in growth and differentiation; retinol as the precursor of both other forms, plays many roles including being vital to normal functioning of the immune system.
Retinoids allowed for use in cosmetic products include retinol and retinyl esters (for example, retinyl palmitate).
Scientists have long discovered, after numerous studies and vast research, the potency of Retinoids which Retinol belongs to, a form of Vitamin A.
The relative instability of serum retinol (9), a biochemical marker of VA status, precludes its use in field research, although recent studies demonstrate stability of retinol in whole blood stored as dried blood spots (DBS) (10, 11).