Definitions for "nicotinic acid"
Keywords:  niacin, hdl, ldl, triglyceride, vitamin
An organic acid (C6H5NO2), a carboxylated derivative of pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine; called also niacin and antipellagra vitamin, and vitamin B5. Chemically it is 3-pyridinecarboxylic acid.
a type of cholesterol drug that works to lower cholesterol by lowering triglycerides and LDL, while increasing HDL levels.
a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract