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Niceritrol

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niceritrol

(Science: chemical) 3-pyridinecarboxylic acid 2,2-bis((3-pyridinecarbonyl)oxy)methyl)-1,3-propanediyl ester. An ester of nicotinic acid that lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in total plasma and in the vld- and ld-lipoprotein fractions.

Pharmacological action: antilipaemic agents.

Chemical name: 3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, 2,2-bis(((3-pyridinylcarbonyl)oxy)methyl)-1,3-propanediyl ester