Nicotinic-acid

nicotinic acid

noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline acid, C 6 H 5 NO 2 , that is a component of the vitamin-B complex, found in fresh meat, yeast, etc., produced by the oxidation of nicotine, and used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra.
Also called niacin, vitamin B3.


Origin:
1885–90

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nicotinic acid
 
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Also called: niacin a vitamin of the B complex that occurs in milk, liver, yeast, etc. Lack of it in the diet leads to the disease pellagra. Formula: (C5H4N)COOH

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nicotinic acid n.
See niacin.

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nicotinic acid   (nĭk'ə-tĭn'ĭk, -tē'nĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
See niacin.
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