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Vitamin K

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin K helps your body by making proteins for healthy bones and tissues. It also makes proteins for blood clotting. If you don't have enough vitamin K, you may bleed too much.

Newborns have very little vitamin K. They usually get a shot of vitamin K soon after they are born.

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  1. Vitamin K (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin K helps your body by making proteins for healthy ... blood clotting. If you don't have enough vitamin K, you may bleed too much. Newborns have very ...
  2. Vitamin K From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements)  
    ... Supplement Fact Sheets > Vitamin K > Vitamin K - Consumer Vitamin K Fact Sheet for Consumers Have a question? Ask ... see our health professional fact sheet . What is vitamin K and what does it do? Vitamin K is ...
  3. The VKORC1 gene provides instructions for making a vitamin K epoxide reductase enzyme. The VKORC1 enzyme is made ... Specifically, the VKORC1 enzyme converts one form of vitamin K into a different form of vitamin K that ...
  4. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. Your body stores vitamin K in the liver and other body tissues, including ... Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin. The body needs vitamin K to make certain proteins in ...
  5. Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) of the newborn is a bleeding disorder in babies. It most often develops ... A lack of vitamin K may cause severe bleeding in newborn babies. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Babies often have ...
  6. Like most vitamins, vitamin K may be obtained in the recommended amount with a well-balanced diet. Vitamin K is also made in the body by normal ...
  7. Vitamin K (Harvard School of Public Health)  
    Vitamin K helps to make various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and the building of bones. Learn more about Vitamin K and health.
  8. Vitamin K is essential for normal blood clotting.
  9. Phytonadione (vitamin K) is used to prevent bleeding in people with blood clotting problems or too little vitamin K in the body. Phytonadione is in a class ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Vitamin K From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Vitamin K/Clinical Trials ... Vitamin K
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