Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to nicotine.
  • adjective Of or relating to niacin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or derived from nicotine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; -- used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to nicotine or nicotinic acid or its derivatives
  • adjective Of or pertaining to niacin

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Examples

  • This receptor, known as the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, increases excitability within in the brain's reward centers.

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  • Also known as nicotinic acid, this is a precursor of the energy-producing coenzymes in the body called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides NADs, which are consumed in all sorts of metabolic processes, including cell growth and lipid production.

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  • Also known as nicotinic acid, this is a precursor of the energy-producing coenzymes in the body called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides NADs, which are consumed in all sorts of metabolic processes, including cell growth and lipid production.

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  • Also known as nicotinic acid, this is a precursor of the energy-producing coenzymes in the body called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides NADs, which are consumed in all sorts of metabolic processes, including cell growth and lipid production.

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  • Such stimulating properties could be expected for lysergic acid diethylamide, because it shows similarity in chemical structure to the analeptic already known at that time, namely nicotinic acid diethylamide Coramine.

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  • Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or vitamin B3, has long been regarded as one of the most effective weapons in managing cholesterol.

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  • Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or vitamin B3, has long been regarded as one of the most effective weapons in managing cholesterol.

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  • Nicotine binds molecules called nicotinic acetylcholine receptors to nerve cells in the brain.

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  • The alpha-7 receptor is the most enigmatic of the so-called "nicotinic" receptors, so named because nicotine binds to them when it is introduced into the body.

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  • "This is called a" nicotinic "receptor and we think of it as interacting with nicotine, but it likely has multiple functions in the brain," Hawrot said.

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