|biochem Former name: DPN nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide; a coenzyme that is a hydrogen carrier in metabolic reactions, esp in tissue respiration|
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide; a coenzyme occurring in most living cells and used as an oxidizing or reducing agent in various metabolic processes.
|NAD (ěn'ā-dē') Pronunciation Key
Short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. A coenzyme that occurs in many living cells and functions as an electron acceptor. NAD is used alternately with NADH as an oxidizing or reducing agent in metabolic reactions. Chemical formula: C21H27N7O14P2.