pyr·​i·​dox·​ine | \ ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsēn How to pronounce pyridoxine (audio) , -sən \

Definition of pyridoxine

: 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 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,, 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of pyridoxine

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyridoxine

pyridine + ox- + -ine entry 2

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pyr·​i·​dox·​ine | \ ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsēn, -sən How to pronounce pyridoxine (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyridoxine

: 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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