pantothenic acid

pan·​to·​then·​ic acid | \ ˌpan-tə-ˈthe-nik- How to pronounce pantothenic acid (audio) , -ˈthē- \

Definition of pantothenic acid

: a viscous oily acid C9H17NO5 of the vitamin B complex found in all living tissues

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Recent Examples on the Web Vitamin B5 — also known as pantothenic acid — is another important B vitamin that’s often used in skin care. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Vitamins for Skin Health," 12 Nov. 2020 Nutritionally coconut water does contain some nutrients, including the B vitamins Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, as well as trace amounts of thiamin (B1), Vitamin C, potassium, and sodium. Alexandra Hansen, Quartzy, "The health benefits of coconut water have been greatly overstated," 5 Nov. 2019 Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins: riboflavin [B2], folate [B9], thiamine [B1], pantothenic acid [B5], and niacin [B3]. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, "6 Surprising Mushroom Health Benefits for Your Skin, Brain, and Bones," 3 June 2019 Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt contains an ingredient known as pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5., "Regrow healthy hair after chemo," 28 Sep. 2017 Alpha-tocopherol, pyridoxal phosphate, pantothenic acid, tyrosine tryptophan, butyl butanoate, phloretin xyloglucoside, ethyl hexanoate. Eric Spitznagel, Bon Appetit, "This Company Is Making Chocolate Bars Out of Algae," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of pantothenic acid

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pantothenic acid

Greek pantothen from all sides, from pant-, pas all — more at pan-

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“Pantothenic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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pantothenic acid

pan·​to·​then·​ic acid | \ ˌpant-ə-ˌthen-ik- How to pronounce pantothenic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of pantothenic acid

: a viscous oily acid C9H17NO5 that belongs to the vitamin B complex, occurs usually combined (as in coenzyme A) in all living tissues and especially liver, is made synthetically, and is essential for the growth of various animals and microorganisms

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