ATC Group: A11GA Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plain

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Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plain

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A11GA
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plain

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Ascorbic acid, coupled with dehydroascorbic acid to which it is reversibly oxidised, has a variety of functions in cellular oxidation processes. Ascorbic acid is required in several important hydroxylations, including the conversion of proline to hydroxyproline and appears to have an important role in metal ion metabolism, including the gastrointestinal absorption of iron and its transport between plasma and storage organs.