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Eicosapentaenoic Acid Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: 5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaenoic Acid; Eicosapentanoic Acid; Timnodonic Acid; omega-3-Eicosapentaenoic Acid; Acid, Eicosapentanoic Show All >>

Networked: 1354 relevant articles (106 outcomes, 246 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Eicosapentaenoic Acid is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 11 outcomes 25 studies in 156 results
  2. Cardiovascular Diseases (Cardiovascular Disease) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 89 results
  3. Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox) : 7 outcomes 6 studies in 22 results
  4. Cachexia : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 33 results
  5. Atherosclerosis : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 42 results
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Drugs Related to Eicosapentaenoic Acid

  1. Unsaturated Fatty Acids (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Omega 3 Fatty Acids)
  3. gamma-Linolenic Acid
  4. Arachidonic Acid (Vitamin F)
  5. Antioxidants
  6. alpha-Linolenic Acid (Linolenic Acid)
  7. ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid
  8. Fatty Acids (Saturated Fatty Acids)
  9. Lipids
  10. Triglycerides (Triacylglycerol)
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Therapies Related to Eicosapentaenoic Acid

  1. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube)
  2. Oral Administration
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Stents
  5. Parenteral Nutrition
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