coenzyme

noun
co·​en·​zyme | \(ˌ)kō-ˈen-ˌzīm \

Definition of coenzyme 

: a thermostable nonprotein compound that forms the active portion of an enzyme system after combination with an apoenzyme

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Other Words from coenzyme

coenzymatic \(ˌ)kō-​ˌen-​zə-​ˈma-​tik, -​(ˌ)zī-​ \ adjective
coenzymatically \(ˌ)kō-​ˌen-​zə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē, -​(ˌ)zī-​ \ adverb

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Another way to combat aging is to flood the body with the the coenzyme NAD+, which helps to keep cell function running smoothly. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "How Scientists Will Beat Aging in Our Lifetimes," 4 Nov. 2017 Just some of the things NAD+ helps with: DNA HEALTH Our bodies have built-in processes for fixing DNA errors, and these systems need the do-it-all coenzyme in order to work. Good Housekeeping, "Unlocking Your Body’s Potential to Live Healthier, Longer," 12 June 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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coenzyme

noun
co·​en·​zyme | \(ˈ)kō-ˈen-ˌzīm \

Medical Definition of coenzyme 

: a thermostable nonprotein compound that forms the active portion of an enzyme system after combination with an apoenzyme — compare activator sense 1

Other Words from coenzyme

coenzymatic \(ˌ)kō-​ˌen-​zə-​ˈmat-​ik, -​(ˌ)zī-​ \ adjective
coenzymatically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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