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A colorless weakly basic solid present chiefly in cereals, liver oils, and yeast, and important in the metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids.Also called omitted unresolving XREF to "vitamin B6" (see vitamin B)
- ‘Maize meal and wheat flour will be fortified with vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid, iron and zinc.’
- ‘Folic acid, pyridoxine, and cobalamin are known to reduce homocysteine levels.’
- ‘Pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and pyridoxine are collectively known as vitamin B 6.’
- ‘The same researcher tested for, but did not find, a deficiency of thiamin or pyridoxine in cataract patients.’
- ‘Medications are taken rectally, orally, or through an IV line, and may contain pyridoxine.’
1930s: from pyrid(ine) + ox- oxygen + -ine.
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