nicotinic acid

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nicotinic acid

n.
See niacin.

[So called because it is often obtained by oxidizing nicotine.]

nicotinic acid

n
(Biochemistry) 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. Also called: niacin

nic′otin′ic ac′id



n.
a crystalline acid, C6H5NO2, that is a component of the vitamin B complex, occurring in animal products, yeast, etc. Also called niacin, vitamin B3.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.nicotinic acid - a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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nicotinic acid

n ácido nicotínico