nicotinamide

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nicotinamide

(nĭk'ətĭn`əmīd): see vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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nicotinamide

[‚nik·ə′tin·ə‚mīd]
(biochemistry)
C6H6ON2 Crystalline basic amide of the vitamin B complex that is interconvertible with nicotinic acid in the living organism; the amide of nicotinic acid. Also known as niacinamide.