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.

Nearby words

  1. thioallyl ether,
  2. thiobacillus,
  3. thiobarbiturate,
  4. thiocarbamide,
  5. thiocarbanilide,
  6. thiocyanate,
  7. thiocyanic acid,
  8. thiodan,
  9. thiodiphenylamine,
  10. thiofuran

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