nic·​o·​tin·​amide | \ ˌni-kə-ˈtē-nə-ˌmīd How to pronounce nicotinamide (audio) , -ˈti-\

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Niacinamide, which is also called nicotinamide, is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 (niacin) found in supplements (the other is nicotinic acid). A.a. Newton, SELF, "Here’s What Niacinamide Can—and Can’t—Do for Your Skin," 8 May 2019 The company cultures cord-blood stem cells in nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, for three weeks before transplant. Ron Winslow, WSJ, "New Promise for Bone-Marrow Transplants," 28 May 2018 One recent review of the research concludes that nicotinamide (another name for niacinamide) holds promise for preventing both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers (Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, online, July 5, 2017). Joe, The Seattle Times, "Can a vitamin really help prevent skin cancer?," 24 Dec. 2017 That led to the identification of two compounds, pterostilbene and nicotinamide riboside, that activate sirtuins. Liana Schaffner, Allure, "How to Delay the Aging Process, According to Experts," 18 Oct. 2017 The vitamin can help compensate for defects in the body’s ability to make a molecule, called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which researchers have linked for the first time to healthy fetal development in humans. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "Vitamin B3 could help prevent birth defects," 9 Aug. 2017

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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