nicotinic acid

noun

: niacin

Examples of nicotinic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consuming high doses of niacin in supplement form, particularly going over 500 mg and especially in the form of nicotinic acid, can increase the risk of niacin toxicity, according to Bakovic. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 6 Mar. 2024 This level was determined because 30-50 mg of niacin in the form of nicotinic acid may cause flushing. Alex Aldeborgh, Ms, Verywell Health, 27 Mar. 2023 Niacin, also called Vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid, is vital for their metabolism. Fox News, 25 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nicotinic acid was in 1873

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“Nicotinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nicotinic%20acid. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

nicotinic acid

noun
nic·​o·​tin·​ic acid
ˌnik-ə-ˈtē-nik-,
-ˈtin-ik-
: niacin

Medical Definition

nicotinic acid

noun
: niacin

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