(ă-see-tik)the acid that is present in vinegar. It is used in the preparation of astringent and antiseptic medicines and in urine testing. Formula: CH3COOH.
(formerly) an alternative name for acetyl coenzyme A.
A nucleotide containing pantothenic acid, which is an important coenzyme in the Krebs cycle and in the metabolism of fatty acids.
The metabolic pathway in which fats are metabolized to release energy. Fatty-acid oxidation occurs continually but does not become a major source of energy until the animal's carbohydrate resources ...
A synonym for the citric acid cycle (q.v.). It was named to honor Hans Adolph Krebs, the biochemist who discovered it. See Chronology, 1937, Krebs.