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The author has made an outstanding contribution to the vitamin literature by presenting a comprehensive monograph on the chemistry and physiology of the vitamins. The introductory chapter includes a definition of the vitamins which distinguishes this group of substances from hormones and from various constituents of foods. Realizing certain limitations inherent in the definition, the author has justified its use and has suggested two new terms for substances which do not conform to the definition in all respects. Those enzymes which contain vitamins would be called vitazymes and those substances which act as sources of energy or as building units
Chemistry and Physiology of the Vitamins.. Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:134. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-22-1-134
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