docosahexaenoic acid


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docosahexaenoic acid

/do·co·sa·hexa·eno·ic ac·id/ (do-ko″sah-hek″sah-e-no´ik) an omega-3, polyunsaturated, 22-carbon fatty acid found almost exclusively in fish and marine animal oils.

docosahexaenoic acid

(dō′kō-sə-hĕk′sə-ĭ-nō′ĭk)
n. Abbr. DHA
An omega-3 fatty acid, C22H32O2, found in cold-water fish and in certain algae.

docosahexaenoic acid

, docosahexanoic Abbreviation: DHA
C22H32O2, an omega-3 fatty acid found in the oils of cold-water fish and in algae. DHA plays a role in the development of nerve cell membranes and is required for the normal growth and development of the infant brain. Lack of DHA has been linked to growing numbers of people suffering from depression.
CAS # 6217-54-5
See also: acid
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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants.
A total of 276 breast-feeding mothers were randomly assigned to receive one of two docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements, both providing 200 mg of DHA daily, or to receive a placebo for 120 days after delivery.
CAT-1004 is a new chemical entity that is a conjugate of the essential omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and salicylate.
Docosahexaenoic acid promotes hippocampal neuronal development and synaptic function.
In Asia, both, Australia/New Zealand and Japan have established a recommended dietary intake (RDI) level of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) at levels of between 0.
Editor's note: Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA).
ProEPA Elite supports the body's natural anti-inflammatory response by maximizing the availability of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a fatty acid that is found in fish.
5 grams of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA) for roughly two years.
The brains of breast-fed infants contained a higher percentage of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid, than did the brains of babies nourished with over-the-counter formula, they report in the Oct.
Previous antemortem and postmortem tissue fatty acid composition studies have observed significant deficits in the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) in red blood cell (RBC) and postmortem cortical membranes of patients with unipolar depression.
Fatty fish and fish oil contain 2 unusual kinds of fats, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA for short) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).