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lipoic acid

noun
1.
(biochem) a sulphur-containing fatty acid, regarded as an element of the vitamin B complex, minute amounts of which are required for carbohydrate metabolism
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lipoic acid in Medicine

lipoic acid li·po·ic acid (lĭ-pō'ĭk)
n.
An organic acid produced by cells of certain microorganisms and essential to oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA during metabolism. Also called factor II.

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