vitamin B1 vitamin B1 n. a B vitamin {(C12H17N4OS)Cl} that prevents beriberi and maintains appetite and growth. Same as {thiamine}.

Syn: thiamin, aneurin, antiberiberi factor. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thiamine — also thiamin noun Etymology: thiamine alteration of thiamin, from thi + amin (as in vitamin) Date: 1937 a vitamin C12H17N4OSCl of the vitamin B complex that is essential to normal metabolism and nerve function and is widespread in plants and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Thiamine — is vitamin B1. Thiamine acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. Deficiency of thiamine leads to beriberi, a disease affecting the heart and nervous system. The word vitamin was coined in 1911 by the Warsaw born biochemist Casimir Funk… …   Medical dictionary

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