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Medical Term:

nicotinamide mononucleotide

Pronunciation: nik'a-tin'a-mid mon'o-nu'kle-o-tid


A condensation product of nicotinamide and ribose 5-phosphate, linking the N of nicotinamide to the (ß) C-1 of the ribose; in NAD+, the ring is linked by the 5'-phosphoryl residue of the ribose moiety to the 5'-phosphoryl residue of AMP; a precursor in the synthesis of NAD+.

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