Folic AcidJAMA A crystalline vitamin of the B complex that is used, especially, in the treatment of nutritional anemias. It occurs in green plants, fresh fruit, liver, and yeast. Also called folacin, folate, and vitamin B9.
a B complex vitamin important for red blood cell
production. Folate is a salt or ester of folic acid. Deficiency can cause
loss of taste and anemia. Folinic acid is an active form of folic acid.
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