vitamin B6
vitamin B6 vitamin B6 n. a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch.

Syn: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, adermin. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Vitamin B6 — is a water soluble vitamin. Pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) is the active form and is a cofactor in many reactions of amino acid metabolism, including transamination, deamination, and decarboxylation. PLP also is necessary for the enzymatic reaction… …   Wikipedia

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  • Vitamin B6 — A group of closely related chemical compounds with related names pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine that are transformed within the body to yet another form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal phosphate, that acts as a coenzyme. (A number of vitamins… …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin B6 — ▪ chemical compound       water soluble organic compound that is an essential micronutrient for microorganisms and animals. It occurs in three forms: pyridoxine (or pyridoxol), pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine. Pyridoxine was first isolated in 1938… …   Universalium

  • vitamin B6 — noun a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch • Syn: ↑pyridoxine, ↑pyridoxal, ↑pyridoxamine, ↑adermin • Hypernyms: ↑B complex vitamin, ↑B complex, ↑vitamin B complex, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vitamin B6 — A key nutrient that the body needs to break down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in food for healthy blood, skin, and nerves. It is found in many foods, including meats, bananas, legumes, eggs, and whole grains. Vitamin B6 is being studied in… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • vitamin B6 — pyridoxine a vitamin of the B complex from which the coenzyme pyridoxal phosphate, involved in the transamination of amino acids, is formed. The vitamin is found in most foods and a deficiency is therefore rare …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vitamin B6 — noun Date: 1934 pyridoxine or a closely related compound found widely in combined form and considered essential to vertebrate nutrition …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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