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gamma-Linolenic Acid

An omega-6 fatty acid produced in the body as the delta 6-desaturase metabolite of linoleic acid. It is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, a biosynthetic precursor of monoenoic prostaglandins such as PGE1. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): D10.251.355.310.640.425, D10.251.355.343.249

MeSH Unique ID: D017965

Registry Number: 78YC2MAX4O

Entry Terms:

  • Acid, gamma-Linolenic
  • gamma Linolenic Acid
  • Gamolenic Acid
  • Acid, Gamolenic
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Lithium Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Lithium Salt
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Indium Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Indium Salt
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Sodium Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Sodium Salt
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Zinc Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Zinc Salt
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Ammonium Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Ammonium Salt
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Cerium Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Cerium Salt
  • gamma-Linolenic Acid, Potassium Salt
  • gamma Linolenic Acid, Potassium Salt

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