Lipoic-acid meaning

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An organic acid, C8 H14 S2 O2 , that is essential for decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetyl coenzyme A during aerobic metabolism. It is also used as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.
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An organic acid, C8 H14 S2 O2 , that is essential for decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetyl coenzyme A during aerobic metabolism. It is also used as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.
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(organic chemistry) The carboxylic acid 5-[(3R)-dithiolan-3-yl]pentanoic acid, one enantiomer of which is an essential cofactor for many enzyme complexes.
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Origin of lipoic-acid

  • lip(o)– –oic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition