Definition: A heat-stable factor of the vitamin B complex with isoalloxazine nucleotides that are coenzymes of the flavodehydrogenases. The daily adult human requirement is 1.7 mg for adult men and 1.3 mg for adult women, with a higher daily requirement during pregnancy and lactation; dietary sources include green vegetables, liver, kidneys, wheat germ, milk, eggs, cheese, and fish.
Synonym(s): flavin1, flavine, lactoflavin2, vitamin B21
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