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  1. arachidonic acid(Noun)

    A long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, having 20 carbon atoms and four double bonds, found in animal fats; it is essential for human nutrition, being a precursor to the production of prostaglandins.

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  1. Arachidonic acid

    Arachidonic acid is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid 20:4. It is the counterpart to the saturated arachidic acid found in peanut oil,

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  1. Arachidonic Acid

    An unsaturated, essential fatty acid. It is found in animal and human fat as well as in the liver, brain, and glandular organs, and is a constituent of animal phosphatides. It is formed by the synthesis from dietary linoleic acid and is a precursor in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.


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