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Medical Term:

3-acetylpyridine

Pronunciation: a-sĕ′til-pir′i-dēn

Definition: An antimetabolite of nicotinamide that produces symptoms of nicotinamide deficiency in mice; a neurotoxin that damages hypothalamus, brainstem, and basal ganglia.

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