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an alcohol oxidized in the body to pantothenic acid; administered as a source of this vitamin. The term is sometimes used specifically for the isomer called dexpanthenol.
Pantothenic acid with -CH2OH replacing the terminal -COOH; a cholinergic agent and a dietary source of pantothenic acid.
1 an alcohol converted in the body to pantothenic acid, a vitamin in the B complex. Also called pantothenyl alcohol.
2 a viscous liquid derived from pantothenic acid, a member of the vitamin B12 group.
nonproprietary name for pantothenyl alcohol.