lipoic acid

noun

biochem a sulphur-containing fatty acid, regarded as an element of the vitamin B complex, minute amounts of which are required for carbohydrate metabolism

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Medicine definitions for lipoic acid

lipoic acid

[lĭ-pōĭk]

n.

An organic acid produced by cells of certain microorganisms and essential to oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA during metabolism.factor II
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