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Vitamin K MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Vitamin K
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.426.559.847.638.721.374
D02.455.849.291.523.500
D04.615.638.721.374
Unique ID
D014812
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014812
Annotation
/ther use: coordinate disease with /‌drug ther, not /‌diet ther
Scope Note
A lipid cofactor that is required for normal blood clotting. Several forms of vitamin K have been identified: VITAMIN K 1 (phytomenadione) derived from plants, VITAMIN K 2 (menaquinone) from bacteria, and synthetic naphthoquinone provitamins, VITAMIN K 3 (menadione). Vitamin K 3 provitamins, after being alkylated in vivo, exhibit the antifibrinolytic activity of vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables, liver, cheese, butter, and egg yolk are good sources of vitamin K.
Pharm Action
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Vitamins
Registry Number
12001-79-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Vitamin K
Entry Combination
deficiency:Vitamin K Deficiency
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/09
Vitamin K Preferred
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