Definition: The 4-methanol form of VITAMIN B 6 which is converted to PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE which is a coenzyme for synthesis of amino acids, neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine), sphingolipids, aminolevulinic acid. Although pyridoxine and Vitamin B 6 are still frequently used as synonyms, especially by medical researchers, this practice is erroneous and sometimes misleading (EE Snell; Ann NY Acad Sci, vol 585 pg 1, 1990).
deficiency: coordinate PYRIDOXINE /defic (IM) with VITAMIN B 6 DEFICIENCY (IM)
Pharmacological ActionVitamin B Complex
Other names Pyridoxol Hydrochloride; Pyridoxol; Pyridoxine Hydrochloride; Pyridoxin; Rodex