pantothenic acid

noun

pan·​to·​then·​ic acid ˌpan-tə-ˈthe-nik- How to pronounce pantothenic acid (audio)
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: a viscous oily acid C9H17NO5 of the vitamin B complex found in all living tissues

Examples of pantothenic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to researchers of this 2021 study published in the Nutrients journal, by adding just one egg in the morning, including the yolk, intakes of pantothenic acid, riboflavin, selenium, and vitamin D increased over 10 percent. Brittany Edelmann, Discover Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, and nutrients like riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 6 Nov. 2023 This unique blend is specifically designed to support healthy skin by providing two essential vitamins that are crucial for maintaining clear and vibrant skin: pantothenic acid and niacin. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2023 Shrimp also contains phosphorus, zinc, copper, selenium, choline, vitamin E, and B vitamins, including niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, and B12. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 July 2023 It’s made up of eight smaller vitamins: thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid, and cobalamins (vitamin B12). Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 30 June 2023 What is in a B-complex supplement? Many, but not all, B-complex supplements contain all eight of the B vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate), and B12 (cobalamin). Alex Aldeborgh, Ms, Verywell Health, 27 Mar. 2023 Toxicity can present as nerve damage or skin lesions.33 Biotin, thiamin, riboflavin, B12, and pantothenic acid do not have listed UL levels because there has been no evidence of toxicity at high doses. Alex Aldeborgh, Ms, Verywell Health, 27 Mar. 2023 To start, mushrooms are rich in B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid, which each have unique role to play in your body (including making red blood cells, improving digestion and maintaining healthy skin). Jaclyn London, M.s., R.d., Good Housekeeping, 4 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pantothenic acid was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Pantothenic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pantothenic%20acid. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pantothenic acid

noun
pan·​to·​then·​ic acid ˌpant-ə-ˌthen-ik- How to pronounce pantothenic acid (audio)
: an oily acid of the vitamin B complex found in all living tissues and necessary for growth

Medical Definition

pantothenic acid

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