thioctic acid

[ thahy-ok-tik ]
/ θaɪˈɒk tɪk /


Biochemistry. an organic acid, C8H14O2S2, that occurs as a coenzyme in hydrogen transfer reactions in certain plants, microorganisms, and animals and functions as a growth factor for many species of bacteria and protozoa.
Pharmacology. a preparation of thioctic acid used to treat liver disease and poisoning from amanita mushrooms.

Origin of thioctic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019