pyridoxine

noun

pyr·​i·​dox·​ine ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsēn How to pronounce pyridoxine (audio)
-sən
: a crystalline phenolic alcohol C8H11NO3 of the vitamin B6 group found especially in cereals and convertible in the organism into pyridoxal and pyridoxamine

Examples of pyridoxine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The formula includes essential nutrients such as calcium pantothenate and pyridoxine hydrochloride, which contribute to maintaining healthy skin and coat. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 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 B-Complex refers to the eight B vitamins found in our diets, 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 Clinical studies have linked vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, to mood regulation and alertness, while low levels of this essential vitamin may cause anxiety and irritability. Dallas News, 24 July 2022 Within 36 hours, the Coltins had an answer: Maverick has pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy, caused by a rare mutation of the ALDH7A1 gene, which codes for the enzyme antiquitin. Michele Cohen Marill, Wired, 9 Mar. 2020 Bonjesta contains doxylamine succinate (an antihistamine found in over-the-counter sleep aids) and pyridoxine hydrochloride (the chemical name for a form of vitamin B6), which are the same active ingredients found in Diclegis. Korin Miller, SELF, 28 June 2018 The seizures were traced to a pair of genetic mutations causing a rare condition called pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy which is treatable with a form of vitamin B6. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, 12 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

pyridine + ox- + -ine entry 2

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyridoxine was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Pyridoxine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyridoxine. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

pyridoxine

noun
pyr·​i·​dox·​ine ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsēn How to pronounce pyridoxine (audio)
-sən
: an alcohol of the vitamin B6 group found especially in cereals

Medical Definition

pyridoxine

noun
pyr·​i·​dox·​ine ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsēn, -sən How to pronounce pyridoxine (audio)
: a crystalline phenolic alcohol C8H11NO3 of the vitamin B6 group found especially in cereals and convertible in the body into pyridoxal and pyridoxamine

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