"Arachidonic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Arachidonic Acid
- Vitamin F
- (all-Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid
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