arachidonic acid
noun Etymology: New Latin Arachid-, Arachis + English -onic (as in gluconic acid) Date: 1913 a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C20H32O2 that occurs in most animal fats, is a precursor of prostaglandins, and is considered essential in animal nutrition

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  • Arachidonic acid — Chembox new Name = Arachidonic acid ImageFile = AAnumbering.png ImageSize = 350px IUPACName = all cis 5,8,11,14 eicosatetraenoic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 506 32 1 SMILES = CCCCCC=CCC=CCC=CCC=CCCCC(=O)O Section2 = Chembox… …   Wikipedia

  • arachidonic acid — arachidono rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃(CH₂)₄(CH=CHCH₂)₄CH₂CH₂COOH atitikmenys: angl. arachidonic acid rus. арахидоновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – (Z,Z,Z,Z) 5,8,11,14 dokozatetraeno rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • arachidonic acid — 5,8,11,14 Eicosatetraenoic (icosatetraenoic) acid; an unsaturated fatty acid, usually essential in nutrition; the biological precursor of the prostaglandins, the thromboxanes, and the leukotrienes (collectively known as eicosanoids). * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • arachidonic acid — (= 5,8,11,14 eicosatetraenoic acid) An essential dietary component for mammals. The free acid is the precursor for biosynthesis of the signalling molecules prostaglandins, thromboxanes, hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid derivatives including… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • arachidonic acid — /ar euh ki don ik, ar /, Biochem. an essential fatty acid, C20H32O2, found in the lipids of most tissues, that is a precursor in the synthesis of prostaglandins, prostacyclins, and related effectors. [1910 15; ARACHID(IC) + ONIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • arachidonic acid — noun A long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, having 20 carbon atoms and four double bonds, found in animal fats; it is essential for human nutrition, being a precursor to the production of prostaglandins …   Wiktionary

  • arachidonic acid — [əˌrakɪ dɒnɪk] noun Biochemistry a fatty acid present in animal fats which is an essential constituent of the human diet. Origin early 20th cent.: from mod. L arachis, arachid peanut , from Gk arak(h)os, kis + one + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • arachidonic acid — see essential fatty acid …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • arachidonic acid — ˌarəkə̇ˈdänik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary arachidic + onic : a liquid unsaturated acid C19H31COOH occurring in most animal fats (as in the phosphatides of beef adrenal glands and the lipids of the liver) and considered… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arachidonic acid 5-hydroperoxide — Chembox new ImageFile=5 Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid.svg ImageSize= IUPACName= OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=74581 83 2 PubChem=5280778 SMILES= MeSHName=Arachidonic+acid+5 hydroperoxide Section2= Chembox Properties… …   Wikipedia

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