vitamin B6(redirected from Vitamin B-6)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
pyridoxine and related compounds (pyridoxal; pyridoxamine).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
vitamin B6A widely used generic term for the water-soluble derivatives of 2-methyl pyridine, including pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine, which are critical to immune function, neural transmission, metabolism and red cell synthesis. Vitamin B6 is obtained in the diet in avocados, bananas, brown rice, corn, fish, meat, nuts, poultry and whole grains; pharmacologic doses may be effective for carpal tunnel syndrome, seizures in infants and in premenstrual syndrome.
Severe nerve damage, which requires months for recuperation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
megavitamin therapyThe administration of excess or 'hyper-doses' of water-soluble vitamins, either physician-guided–eg, to treat neuropathies, or self-prescribed by health-food advocates. See Decavitamin, Orthomolecular medicine, Vitamin.
Megavitamins, adverse effects
Thiamin CNS hyperresponsiveness–convulsions, Parkinson's disease–thiamin antagonizes l-dopa, sensory neuropathy–destruction of dorsal axon roots
Niacin/nicotinic acid & niacinamide/nicotinamide Exacerbation of asthma–histamine release, cardiac disease–arrhythmias, GI symptoms, eg nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, DM–hyperglycemia, gout–↑ uric acid, liver disease–enzyme leakage, hepatocellular injury, portal fibrosis or massive necrosis, cholestatic jaundice, peptic ulcer disease–histamine release, ↑ acidity, skin disease
Vitamin B6 Paresthesia, headaches, asthenia, irritability
Vitamin C ↑ Iron absorption, possibly iron overload, evoking diarrhea, renal calculus formation and possibly inhibiting the bacteriolytic activity of neutrophils, G6PD deficiency–↑ red cell lysis, megaloblastic anemia–↓ vitamin B12 absorption, nephrolithiasis–oxaluria Diagn Clin Testing 1990; 28:27
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Pyridoxine and related compounds (pyridoxal; pyridoxamine).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Pyridoxine and related compounds (e.g., pyridoxal; pyridoxamine).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012