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Eicosapentaenoic Acid

"Eicosapentaenoic 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.

Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils. It serves as the precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 families. A diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers serum lipid concentration, reduces incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents platelet aggregation, and inhibits arachidonic acid conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 families.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Eicosapentaenoic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Eicosapentaenoic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 218 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2008
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