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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.

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): D10.251.355.255.100.100, D10.251.355.310.166.100

MeSH Unique ID: D016718

Registry Number: 27YG812J1I

Entry Terms:

  • Vitamin F
  • (all-Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid
  • Arachidonic Acid, Sodium Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, Sodium Salt
  • Sodium Arachidonate
  • Arachidonate, Sodium
  • Arachidonic Acid, Zinc Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, Lithium Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, (all-Z)-Isomer, 1-(14)C-Labeled
  • Arachidonic Acid, Cerium Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, Cesium Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, Potassium Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, Ammonium Salt, (all-Z)-Isomer
  • Arachidonic Acid, (all-Z)-isomer, 3H-Labeled

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