Pronunciation: pan'to-then'ik as'id
Definition: The ß-alanine amide of pantoic acid. A growth substance widely distributed in plant and animal tissues, and essential for growth of a number of organisms; dietary deficiency causes dermatitis in chicks, and dermatitis and achromotrichia in rats; a precursor to coenzyme A.
Synonym(s): antidermatitis factor
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.