Definitions for eicosapentaenoic acidˈaɪ koʊ səˈpɛn tə ɪˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌaɪ koʊ səˌpɛn-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word eicosapentaenoic acid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eicosapentaenoic acid(noun)

    an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)

Wiktionary

  1. eicosapentaenoic acid(Noun)

    An omega-3 fatty acid, having 20 carbon atoms and 5 double bonds, that acts as a precursor for prostaglandin-3, thromboxane-3, and leukotriene-5 groups.

Freebase

  1. Eicosapentaenoic acid

    Eicosapentaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid. In physiological literature, it is given the name 20:5. It also has the trivial name timnodonic acid. In chemical structure, EPA is a carboxylic acid with a 20-carbon chain and five cis double bonds; the first double bond is located at the third carbon from the omega end. EPA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that acts as a precursor for prostaglandin-3, thromboxane-3, and leukotriene-5 groups.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Eicosapentaenoic Acid

    Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils. It serves as the precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 families. A diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers serum lipid concentration, reduces incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents platelet aggregation, and inhibits arachidonic acid conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 families.


Translations for eicosapentaenoic acid

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for eicosapentaenoic acid »

Translation

Find a translation for the eicosapentaenoic acid definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these eicosapentaenoic acid definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"eicosapentaenoic acid." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/eicosapentaenoic acid>.

Are we missing a good definition for eicosapentaenoic acid? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for eicosapentaenoic acid:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.