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cobalamin

[koh-bal-uh-min] /koʊˈbæl ə mɪn/
noun
Also, cobalamine
[koh-bal-uh-meen] /koʊˈbæl əˌmin/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; cobal(t) + (vit)amin
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  • Treatment consists of cobalamin and carnitine supplements and a low-protein diet.
cobalamin in Medicine

cobalamin co·bal·a·min (kō-bāl'ə-mĭn) or co·bal·a·mine (-mēn')
n.
See vitamin B12.

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cobalamin in Science
cobalamin
  (kō-bāl'ə-mĭn)   
See vitamin B<sub>12</sub>.

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Encyclopedia Article for cobalamin

a complex water-soluble organic compound that is essential to a number of microorganisms and animals, including humans. Vitamin B12 aids in the development of red blood cells in higher animals. The vitamin, which is unique in that it contains a metallic ion, cobalt, has a complex chemical structure as shown:

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