Definition of nicotinamide in English:



mass nounBiochemistry
  • A compound which is the form in which nicotinic acid often occurs in nature.

    The amide of nicotinic acid; chemical formula: (C₅H₄N)CONH₂

    • ‘Hence, the present studies were undertaken to understand the role of PARP in ethyl methanesulfonate induced adaptive response in mouse bone marrow cells by employing the inhibitor of this enzyme, nicotinamide.’
    • ‘The preparation contained 4 mg of folic acid besides calcium, iron, zinc and vitamins A, BI, B2, B6, C, D and nicotinamide.’
    • ‘Roasting also destroys most of the trigonelline, converting it into nicotinic acid, nicotinamide, and a score of volatile aromatics.’
    • ‘The other trials have tested the effects of low-dose insulin injections and nicotinamide, a vitamin present in small amounts in a normal diet.’
    • ‘Both nicotinic acid and nicotinamide can serve as the dietary source of vitamin B 3.’