Vitamin B5

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that is required to synthesise coenzyme A, a very important coenzyme in many reactions of cellular metabolism. Deficiency is extremely rare and poorly characterised.

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rID: 50106
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pantothenic acid

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