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