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ATC Group: A11CA Vitamin A, plain

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A11
Vitamins
3
A11C
Vitamin A and D, incl. combinations of the two
4
A11CA
Vitamin A, plain

Contents

Code
Title
A11CA01
Retinol (vit A)
A11CA02
Betacarotene

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
beta-Carotene
Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays an important role in the visual process. It is isomerised to the 11-cis isomer and subsequently bound to the opsin to form the photoreceptor for vision under subdued light. Vitamin A also participates in the formation and maintenance of the integrity of epithelial tissues and mucous membranes.