thioctic acid


thioctic acid

noun

  1. Biochemistry. an organic acid, C8H14O2S2, that occurs as a coenzyme in hydrogen transfer reactions in certain plants, microorganisms, and animals and functions as a growth factor for many species of bacteria and protozoa.
  2. Pharmacology. a preparation of thioctic acid used to treat liver disease and poisoning from amanita mushrooms.

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