[pan-tuh-then-ik, pan-] /ˈpæn təˈθɛn ɪk, ˌpæn-/

noun, Biochemistry.
a hydroxy acid, C 9 H 1 7 O 5 N, found in plant and animal tissues, rice, bran, etc., that is part of the B complex of vitamins and is essential for cell growth.
an oily acid that is a vitamin of the B complex: occurs widely in animal and vegetable foods and is essential for cell growth. Formula: C9H17NO5

pantothenic acid pan·to·then·ic acid (pān’tə-thěn’ĭk)
An oily acid, widely found in plant and animal tissues, that is a component of Co A and a part of the vitamin B2 complex, and that functions as a growth factor.
pantothenic acid
A water-soluble organic acid belonging to the vitamin B complex that is an essential component of coenzyme A. It is a derivative of the amino acid alanine, and it is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Pantothenic acid is found in all animal and plant cells, but it is particularly abundant in liver, rice bran, molasses, and many vegetables. Chemical formula: C9H17NO5.


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