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Arachidonic Acid

"Arachidonic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Arachidonic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Arachidonic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 234 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 1990 and 1991 and 2003
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.