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folate

 [fo´lāt]
the anionic form of folic acid.

fo·late

(fō'lāt),
A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate

/fo·late/ (fo´lāt)
1. the anionic form of folic acid.
2. more generally, any of a group of substances containing a form of pteroic acid conjugated with l-glutamic acid and having a variety of substitutions.

folate

(fō′lāt′)
n.
1. A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate

[fō′lāt]
1 a salt of folic acid.
2 any of a group of substances found in some foods and in mammalian cells that act as coenzymes and promote the chemical transfer of single carbon units from one molecule to another. See also folic acid.

folate

Any of the ionised forms of folic acid.

fo·late

(fō'lāt)
A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate (fōˑ·lāt),

n a B vitamin that is present in leafy green vegetables, dry peas and beans, and fortified breads and cereals. Folate deficiency may increase the risk of certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease, and certain birth defects, such as neural tube defects. Also used by some to enhance the effects of SSRI medications; to maintain cardiovascular health; to prevent tolerance of nitrates during nitrate therapy; and to treat gout, bipolar depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, and vitiligo. Folate supplementation may be contraindicated for patients with seizure disorders and for those taking phenytoin. Also called
folic acid.

fo·late

(fō'lāt)
A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate (fō´lāt),

n a form of folic acid that helps transport single carbon units between molecules.

folate

the generic term for folic acid and related compounds.
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