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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0042849

NCI Thesaurus Code: C940  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Vitamin

Semantic Type: Organic Chemical

Semantic Type: Pharmacologic Substance

NCIt Definition: A compound containing several or all of the B-vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin (nicotinic acid), niacinamide (nicotinamide), the vitamin B6 group (including pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine), biotin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, possibly para-aminobenzoic.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

The B vitamins are

  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6
  • B7 (biotin)
  • B12
  • Folic acid

These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins.

Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A compound containing several or all of a group of vitamins and nutrients that the body needs in very small amounts to function and stay healthy. The B vitamins in the vitamin B complex include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin (nicotinic acid), niacinamide (nicotinamide), the vitamin B6 group (including pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine), biotin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and vitamin B12. Aminobenzoic acid, inositol, and choline are sometimes included as part of the vitamin B complex. The vitamin B complex is water-soluble (can dissolve in water) and is found in yeast, seeds, eggs, liver, meat, and vegetables. Members of the vitamin B complex are being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer.

CSP Definition: group of water soluble vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, niacinamide, the vitamin B6 group, biotin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid, inositol, vitamin B12, and possibly choline.

MSH Definition: A group of water-soluble vitamins, some of which are COENZYMES.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
[VT100] VITAMIN B
B Vitamins
Becotin
Neurobion
Product containing vitamin B complex (medicinal product)
Product containing vitamin B complex
Vitamin B (substance)
vitamin B complex
Vitamin B Drug Class
Vitamin B group product (product)
Vitamin B group product
Vitamin B

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C940 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
CAS Registry Number 12001-76-2 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Vitamin B deficiency NCI
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN GEN or unspecified B vitamins; prefer specific vitamin B; /defic = VITAMIN B DEFICIENCY or PELLAGRA; /ther use: coord disease with /drug ther, not /diet ther MSH
AQL AD AE AG AI AN BI BL CF CH CL CS CT EC GE HI IM IP ME PD PH PK PO RE SD SE ST TO TU UR MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTRP NCI
CTV3ID in... SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID in7.. SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU0p7 SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 03/08/2010 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 3147-4575 CSP
DRUG_CLASS_TYPE 1 VANDF
DX 19660101 MSH
EC deficiency:Vitamin B Deficiency MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
LEVEL Ingredient NDFRT
LEVEL VA Class NDFRT
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20050630 MSH
MN D27.505.696.377.605.600.708 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bvitamins.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/bvitamins.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL NIH Office of Dietary Supplements https://ods.od.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DRUG_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000029457 NDFRT
NUI N0000148535 NDFRT
PARENT_CLASS 217 VANDF
RN 12001-76-2 MSH
RXAUI 2075232 RXNORM
RXAUI 2629349 RXNORM
RXAUI 3254025 RXNORM
RXAUI 3254026 RXNORM
RXAUI 3254027 RXNORM
RXAUI 3257947 RXNORM
RXAUI 359307 RXNORM
RXCUI 11251 RXNORM
RXCUI 1551671 RXNORM
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~in... SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~in7.. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU0p7 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T043282 MSH
TERMUI T043283 MSH
TERMUI T617325 MSH
TH NLM (2006) MSH
TH POPLINE (1978) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
VAC VT100 NDFRT
VAC VT100 VANDF
VANDF_RECORD 50.416^3742^Active/Master NDFRT
VANDF_RECORD 50.605^427^Active/Master NDFRT
VUID 4021074 NDFRT
VUID 4021904 NDFRT

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