pteroylglutamic acid


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to pteroylglutamic acid: pteroylmonoglutamic acid

pter·o·yl·glu·tam·ic acid

 (tĕr′ō-ĭl-glo͞o-tăm′ĭk)
n.
Folic acid.

[ptero(ic acid), an amino acid (pterin, a chemical compound derived from pteridine, a compound first identified in butterflies' wings from Greek pteron, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots + -oic) + -yl + glutamic acid.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pteroylglutamic acid - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The form of folate used for food fortification and vitamins is the pteroylglutamic acid (PGA) form because of its well-known stability.
Practice Implications: Pteroylglutamic acid, the synthetic FA found in most supplements including those used in the current trial, is structurally different from natural folates found in food.
Consequently, we evaluated the recovery of spectrophotometrically determined (3) concentrations of supplemental 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (kindly provided by Eprova, Laternenacker, Switzerland) and pteroylglutamic acid (Merck) from sodium ascorbate and from phosphate buffer both before and after dilution of pH 4 hemolysates (n = 16).