Definitions for "Thiamine"
Plays a key role in helping the body generate energy; aids in the digestion of carbohydrates; is essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles heart; stabilizes the appetite; and promotes growth good muscle tone.
Also called vitamin B1 or anti-beriberi factor. Part of enzyme thiamine pyrophosphate TPP which decarboxylates pyruvic acid in carbohydrate metabolism.
thiamine pyrophosphate is the active form; acts as a cofactor for enzymes associated with carbohydrate metabolism.