tetrahydrofolic acid


tet·​ra·​hy·​dro·​fo·​lic acid -ˌfō-lik- How to pronounce tetrahydrofolic acid (audio)
: a metabolically active reduced form C19H23N7O6 of folic acid that acts as a coenzyme in the transfer of groups (as a methyl group) containing a single carbon atom in metabolic synthesis (as of purines)

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“Tetrahydrofolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tetrahydrofolic%20acid. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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