Medical Term:

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

Pronunciation: nik′ō-tin′ă-mīd ad′ĕ-nīn dī-nū′klē-ō-tīd

Definition: Ribosylnicotinamide 5′-phosphate (NMN) and adenosine 5′-phosphate (AMP) linked by phosphoanhydride linkage between the two phosphoric groups; binds as a coenzyme to proteins, serves in respiratory metabolism (hydrogen acceptor and donor) through alternate oxidation and reduction (NAD+ ⇋ NADH).

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