Vitamin B — pantothenic acid
This is one of the less well known B vitamins, perhaps because it is widely distributed in nature. Pantothenic acid is virtually ubiquitous. It is present in foods as diverse as poultry, soybeans, yogurt, and sweet potatoes. No naturally occurring disease due to a deficiency of pantothenic acid has been identified, due to the plentifulness of this vitamin. An experimental deficiency of pantothenic acid has, however, been created by administering an antagonist to pantothenic acid. This experiment produced disease, thereby demonstrating that pantothenic acid is essential to humans. Pantothenic acid was discovered in 1940. It is vitamin B-5.

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  • pantothenic acid — /pan teuh then ik, pan /, Biochem. a hydroxy acid, C9H17O5N, found in plant and animal tissues, rice, bran, etc., that is part of the B complex of vitamins and is essential for cell growth. [1930 35; < Gk pántothen from all quarters (panto PANTO… …   Universalium

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  • pantothenic acid — Vitamin of the B2 group …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • pantothenic acid — noun A water soluble antioxidant vitamin needed for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; it is found in cereals, legumes, meat and other foods. Syn: vitamin B<sub>5</sub> …   Wiktionary

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  • pantothenic acid — noun Etymology: Greek pantothen from all sides, from pant , pas all more at pan Date: 1933 a viscous oily acid C9H17NO5 of the vitamin B complex found in all living tissues …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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