Light micrograph of vitamin C crystals

Light micrograph of vitamin C crystals

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Caption: Polarised light micrograph of crystals of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Vitamin C is present in citrus fruits, rose hips & green vegetables. A deficiency of the vitamin in the diet may cause scurvy, symptoms of which include anaemia, haemorrhaging in the skin and gums, and bruising and bone pains. Magnification: X75 at 5x4 inch, X21 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: ascorbic acid, biochemical, biochemistry, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, crystal, crystals

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