eicosapantaenoic acid
an omega-3-fatty acid, q.v., found in fish oil; its chemical name is all-cis-5,8,11,14,17-icosapentaenoic acid. Said to reduce the risk of heart attacks in humans when ingested at 1800 mg per day. Also called icosapentaenoic acid and timnodonic acid. Abbreviated as EPA

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • EPA — eicosapantaenoic acid, an omega 3 fatty acid, q.v., found in fish oil; its chemical name is all cis 5,8,11,14,17 icosapentaenoic acid. Also called icosapentaenoic acid and timnodonic acid …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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