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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.

Freebase

  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,

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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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