Vitamin B3

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Vitamin B3 (niacin or nicotinic acid) is a water soluble vitamin that is an important part of the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) which is involved in many reactions of cellular metabolism.

Related pathology

Pathological manifestation occur in niacin deficiency known as pellagra which affects the CNS, skin and GIT.

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rID: 50105
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • niacin
  • nicotinic acid

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