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CHIA

Abbreviation for:
Comprehensive Health Impact Assessment (Medspeak-UK)

chia

(che'a) [Sp. chía, fr Nahuatl (Aztec) chian, oily]
A member of the sage family of grains, Salvia hispanica. It is a rich nutritional source of amino acids and alpha-linoleic acid and has been proposed as an appetite suppressant. Synonym: salba