omega-3-fatty acid

omega-3-fatty acid
long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in fishes. They have a beneficial effect on the human cardio-vascular system and reduce risks of cancer, diabetes, arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Docosahexaenoic acid, q.v., and eicosapentaenoic acid, q.v., are the principle acids

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • omega-3 (fatty acid) — [ō mā′gəthrē′] n. a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid in fish oil, shellfish, soybeans, etc., linked to low cholesterol and low LDL levels * * * …   Universalium

  • omega-3 (fatty acid) — [ō mā′gəthrē′] n. a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid in fish oil, shellfish, soybeans, etc., linked to low cholesterol and low LDL levels …   English World dictionary

  • omega-3 (fatty acid) — [ō mā′gəthrē′] n. a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid in fish oil, shellfish, soybeans, etc., linked to low cholesterol and low LDL levels …   English World dictionary

  • Omega-3 fatty acid — For an explanation of n and numerical nomenclature (such as n−3 or 18:3), see Fatty acid#Nomenclature. Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat Trans fat Cis fat Omega fatty acids: ω−3 ω−6 ω−9 Saturated fat… …   Wikipedia

  • Omega-6 fatty acid — For an explanation of n and numerical nomenclature (such as n−6 or 18:2), see Fatty acid#Nomenclature. Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat Trans fat Cis fat Omega fatty acids: ω−3 ω−6 ω−9 Saturated fat… …   Wikipedia

  • Omega-9 fatty acid — For an explanation of n and numerical nomenclature (such as n−9 or 18:1), see Fatty acid#Nomenclature. Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat Trans fat Cis fat Omega fatty acids: ω−3 ω−6 ω−9 Saturated fat… …   Wikipedia

  • omega-3 fatty acid — noun a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning • Syn: ↑omega 3 • Hypernyms: ↑polyunsaturated fatty acid • Hyponyms: ↑alpha linolenic acid, ↑docosahexaenoic acid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • omega-3 fatty acid — noun any polyunsaturated fatty acid having a double bond between the third and fourth carbon atoms from the end of the molecule farthest from the carboxylic acid; they are found in green vegetables and in the oils of fish such as salmon and… …   Wiktionary

  • omega-6 fatty acid — noun a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning • Syn: ↑omega 6 • Hypernyms: ↑polyunsaturated fatty acid • Hyponyms: ↑linolenic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • omega-3 fatty acid — /oh mee geuh three , oh may , oh meg euh / a polyunsaturated fatty acid, essential for normal retinal function, that influences various metabolic pathways, resulting in lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, inhibited platelet clotting, and …   Universalium

  • omega-6 fatty acid — noun any polyunsaturated fatty acid having a double bond between the sixth and seventh carbon atoms from the end of the molecule farthest from the carboxylic acid; although they are essential fatty acids, there is evidence that excess levels can… …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”