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Eicosapentaenoic Acid MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Tree Number(s)
D10.212.302.380.410.385
D10.251.355.255.200
D10.251.355.337.290
D10.627.430.450.390
Unique ID
D015118
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015118
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic Acid
5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaenoic Acid
Eicosapentanoic Acid
Icosapent
Timnodonic Acid
omega-3-Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Registry Number
AAN7QOV9EA
Related Numbers
1553-41-9
CAS Type 1 Name
5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid
Previous Indexing
Fatty Acids (1966-1972)
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated (1973-1985)
Public MeSH Note
1986; see 5,8,11,14,17-EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID 1986-2003; EICOSAPENTANOIC ACID was indexed under FATTY ACIDS, UNSATURATED 2002-2010
History Note
2003(1986);
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/06/05
Revision Date
2020/06/22
Eicosapentaenoic Acid Preferred
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