Vitamin B5

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, part of the vitamin B complex, that is required to synthesize coenzyme A, a very important coenzyme in many cellular metabolic reactions.

Vitamin B5 deficiency (hypovitaminosis B5) is extremely rare.

There is no evidence of any deleterious effects from megadoses of pantothenic acid.

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rID: 50106
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pantothenic acid

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