nicotinic acid

Definition of nicotinic acid

nic`o`tin´ic ac´id
n.1.(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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B, B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, niacin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex
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