- a hydroxy acid, C9H17O5N, found in plant and animal tissues, rice, bran, etc., that is part of the B complex of vitamins and is essential for cell growth.
Origin of pantothenic acid
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- an oily acid that is a vitamin of the B complex: occurs widely in animal and vegetable foods and is essential for cell growth. Formula: C 9 H 17 NO 5
C20: from Greek pantothen from every side
- An oily acid that is widely found in plant and animal tissues, is a component of CoA and a part of the vitamin B2 complex, and functions as a growth factor.
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- A water-soluble organic acid belonging to the vitamin B complex that is an essential component of coenzyme A. It is a derivative of the amino acid alanine, and it is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Pantothenic acid is found in all animal and plant cells, but it is particularly abundant in liver, rice bran, molasses, and many vegetables. Chemical formula: C9H17NO5.
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