Pronunciation: nik'o-tin'ik as'id
Definition: Part of the vitamin B complex; used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra, as a vasodilator, and in hyperlipidemia, in which it lowers cholesterol and acts an agent to elevate levels of high-density lipoprotein.
Synonym(s): anti–black-tongue factor, antipellagra factor, niacin, pellagra-preventing factor, vitamin PP
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