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

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Recent Examples on the Web Applying nicotinamide, also known as vitamin B3, on the skin has been shown to help with water-loss in skin, and improve acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea, according to a study in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 23 Feb. 2024 Brenner’s group discovered the vitamin activity of nicotinamide riboside, which is being tested in multiple diseases and conditions. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 10 July 2023 When a cream or serum promises that it's packed full of skin-loving vitamins and minerals, one of them is probably vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide or nicotinamide. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Dec. 2020 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, 26 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 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, 24 Dec. 2017 That led to the identification of two compounds, pterostilbene and nicotinamide riboside, that activate sirtuins. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 18 Oct. 2017

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nicotinamide was in 1895

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“Nicotinamide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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nic·​o·​tin·​amide ˌnik-ə-ˈtē-nə-ˌmīd How to pronounce nicotinamide (audio) -ˈtin-ə- How to pronounce nicotinamide (audio)

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