mono·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce mononucleotide (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of mononucleotide

: a nucleotide that is derived from one molecule each of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphoric acid

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Recent Examples on the Web Two forms of vitamin B3 — nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) — are receiving attention for their purported effectiveness at increasing NAD levels. Washington Post, "Do NAD-boosting supplements fight aging? Not according to current research.," 26 Nov. 2019 On another front, a small human study recently tested the effects of NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a chemical that in a 2013 Harvard study revitalized mitochondria — the power plants inside cells — in aging mice. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Can a single pill keep you healthy to 100?," 10 July 2019 In elderly mice, the team showed that administering a compound called nicotinamide mononucleotide, or NMN, improved blood flow, increased endurance and reversed signs of aging. Melissa Healy,, "This drug cocktail reduced signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells," 10 July 2018 One of the most promising is NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a form of vitamin B3 found in fruits and vegetables like avocado and broccoli. Anne-marie Guarnieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Future of Anti-Aging," 27 Oct. 2017

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Mononucleotide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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mono·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide | \ -ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce mononucleotide (audio) \

Medical Definition of mononucleotide

: a nucleotide that is derived from one molecule each of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphoric acid

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