A vitamin of the B complex, found in rice, bran, and many other foods, and essential for the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates.‘The B vitamins consist of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, and cobalamin.’
- ‘Mushrooms have significant amounts of three B-complex vitamins - riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid - particularly riboflavin.’
- ‘Vitamins C, B, folate, pantothenic acid and biotin are easily passed by the body and so need to be included in the daily diet.’
- ‘The amino acid ß-alanine is an intermediate in pantothenic acid and coenzyme A biosynthesis.’
- ‘Only the active form of pantothenic acid, known as pantethine, has the ability to lower serum cholesterol.’
1930s pantothenic from Greek pantothen ‘from every side’ (with allusion to its widespread occurrence).
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