American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A white crystalline acid, C5H4NCOOH, that is a component of the vitamin B complex found in meat, wheat germ, dairy products, and yeast and is used to treat and prevent pellagra. Also called nicotinic acid.
- n. biochemistry A water-soluble vitamin, a component of vitamin B complex, found in meat, yeast, and dairy products; it is essential to metabolism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A B vitamin (vitamin B5) essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Called also
nicotinic acidand antipellagra vitamin. Chemical formula C6H5NO2, chemically it is 3-pyridinecarboxylic acid.
- n. a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
- ni(cotinic) ac(id) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, by some sort of luck, this process also makes the vitamin niacin available from the grain, thus preventing pellagra (niacin deficency), a rather debilitating disease.”
“They did not know that as a result the corn meal they produced did not release the chemical niacin, a chemical nutrient essential to the body and especially to the nervous system (we call niacin vitamin B3).”
“Until recently, only exercise and mega-doses of the vitamin niacin have been shown to boost HDL levels.”
“Here is a resource list below of articles on the latest studies comparing niacin, that is vitamin B3 against prescription drugs.”
“And so they did a study comparing these expensive drugs to niacin, which is a B vitamin to see which would be better.”
“The best way to elevate your good cholesterol is exercise and niacin, which is a B vitamin that's actually first line therapy for high, bad cholesterol also.”
“Hubbard also states that the dose of niacin, which is given initially at 100mg a day, should be steadily increased.”
“In form of a "dietary supplement" comes another cholesterol lowering medication called niacin or nicotinic acid.”
“Vitamin B3, also commonly called niacin, is a member of the B-complex vitamin family whose discovery was related to work by the U.S.”
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