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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.
Y.E.S: These Words Are AcronymsMaybe you already knew RADAR actually stands for "radio detecting and ranging," but what about these other acronyms hiding in your everyday speech?
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