Definition: A butyryl-beta-alanine that can also be viewed as pantoic acid complexed with BETA ALANINE. It is incorporated into COENZYME A and protects cells against peroxidative damage by increasing the level of GLUTATHIONE.
deficiency: coordinate PANTOTHENIC ACID /defic (IM) with VITAMIN B DEFICIENCY (IM); ther use: coordinate disease with /drug ther, not /diet ther
Pharmacological ActionVitamin B Complex
Other names Vitamin B 5; Pantothenate, Zinc; Pantothenate, Calcium; B5, Vitamin; B 5, Vitamin; Zinc Pantothenate; Vitamin B5; Dexol; Calcium Pantothenate
beta-Alanine, N-(2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutyl)-, calcium salt (2:1), (R)-, mixt. with 3-((6-O-(6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl)-beta-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one and escin