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Vitamin A

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  1. refers to a family of similarly shaped molecules: the retinoids

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  2. Its important part is the retinyl group, which can be found in several forms

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  3. an essential human nutrient

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  4. In foods of animal origin, the major form of vitamin A is an ester, primarily retinyl palmitate, which is converted to an alcohol (retinol) in the small intestine

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  5. can also exist as an aldehyde (retinal), or as an acid (retinoic acid)

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