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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.

Year introduced: 2003(1986)

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Tree Number(s): D10.212.302.380.410.385, D10.251.355.255.200, D10.251.355.337.290, D10.627.430.450.390

MeSH Unique ID: D015118

Registry Number: AAN7QOV9EA

Entry Terms:

  • Icosapent
  • 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic Acid
  • 5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaenoic Acid
  • omega-3-Eicosapentaenoic Acid
  • omega 3 Eicosapentaenoic Acid
  • Timnodonic Acid
  • Eicosapentanoic Acid
  • Acid, Eicosapentanoic

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