niacin

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structure of niacin and nicotinamide

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in 1942 derived from nicotinic acid + vitamin, chosen to dissociate it from nicotine, to avoid the perception that vitamins or niacin-rich food contains nicotine, or that cigarettes contain vitamins.

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niacin ‎(uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A water-soluble vitamin, a component of vitamin B complex, found in meat, yeast, and dairy products; it is essential to metabolism.

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