nicotinic acid love

Definitions

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

  • noun (Chem.) An organic acid (C6H5NO2), a carboxylated derivative of pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine; called also niacin and antipellagra vitamin, and vitamin B5. Chemically it is 3-pyridinecarboxylic acid.

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  • noun biochemistry pyridine-3-carboxylic acid; together with nicotinamide is a part of the vitamin B complex.

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  • noun a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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