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Vitamin C Deficiency

  1. Mohsen Meydani,
  2. L Zubik,
  3. F-Y Tang

Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002107



How to Cite

Meydani, M., Zubik, L. and Tang, F.-Y. 2003. Vitamin C Deficiency. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2003


Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient involved in many biological and biochemical functions. Nutritional vitamin C deficiency is rare in developed countries but is seen in individuals on restricted diets.


  • antioxidant;
  • deficiency;
  • scurvy;
  • recommended daily allowance;
  • vitamin C