erucic acid


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erucic acid

 [ĕ-roo´sik as´id]
a monounsaturated fatty acid that is a major constituent of certain oils, such as rapeseed oil. Because it has been linked to cardiac muscle damage, oils such as canola oil were developed that are low in erucic acid.

e·ru·cic ac·id

(ĕ-rū'sik as'id),
A 22-carbon unsaturated fatty acid present in the seeds of nasturtium (Indian cress) and of several Cruciferae species (rape, mustard, and wallflower); thought to be toxic to cardiac muscle.

erucic acid

/eru·cic ac·id/ (ĕ-roo´sik) a fatty acid occurring in rapeseed and mustard oils; because it has been linked to cardiac muscle damage, edible canola oil products are prepared from low erucic acid varieties of rapeseed plants.

erucic acid

(ĭ-ro͞o′sĭk)
n.
A monounsaturated fatty acid, C22H42O2, making up 40 to 50 percent of the total fatty acid in rapeseed, wallflower seed, and mustard seed, used in manufacturing cosmetics and photographic emulsions and films and as a lubricant.

erucic acid

[ero̅o̅′sik]
a fatty acid that has been associated with heart disease. It is present in rapeseed oil that is used in some countries as a vegetable oil for salad dressings, margarines, and mayonnaise. Canola oil is a rapeseed oil from which virtually all erucic acid has been removed through breeding.
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078% of the infused dose was taken up by the brain and about 60% of this erucic acid was targeted for esterification into phospholipid pools.
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Effects of feeding Lunaria oil rich in nervonic and erucic acids on the fatty acid compositions of sphingomyelins from erythrocytes, liver, and brain of the guaking mouse mutant.
Although it might be politically unrealistic to expect that people will unquestioningly eat tiny quantities of biopharmed crops the way they regularly consume erucic acid, there is no scientific or medical objection to their doing so.
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Toxicity of erucic acid for rats and pigs was shown by Roine et al.
There is very low cholesterol and erucic acid in it.
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