eicosapentaenoic acid


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Related to eicosapentaenoic acid: docosahexaenoic acid

eicosapentaenoic acid

/ei·co·sa·pen·ta·eno·ic ac·id/ (EPA) (i-ko″sah-pen″tah-e-no´ik) an omega-3, polyunsaturated, 20-carbon fatty acid found almost exclusively in fish and marine animal oils.

eicosapentaenoic acid

(ī′kō-sə-pĕn′tə-ĭ-nō′ĭk)
n. Abbr. EPA
An omega-3 fatty acid, C20H30O2, found in cold-water fish and in certain algae.

eicosapentaenoic acid

[ī·kō′sə·pen′tə·ē·nō′ik]
an omega-3, 20-carbon fatty acid found almost exclusively in fish and marine animal oils.

eicosapentaenoic acid

One of the omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids found in fish, which increases the high-density lipoprotein (“good”)  cholesterol in the blood; EPA-rich fishes include mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout and tuna.

eicosapentaenoic acid

A polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils which is able to reduce the tendency to blood clotting. It is believed to be protective against CORONARY THROMBOSIS. It appears to act by antagonizing the formation of thromboxane A2, one of the factors in thrombus formation. Brand names are Maxepa and Omacor.

eicosapentaenoic acid

a 20-carbon polyunsaturated fatty acid with five double bonds; a precursor of 1, 2 and 3 series prostaglandins.
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In another double-blind study, 64 patients with stable RA requiring NSAIDs were randomized to placebo or capsules containing 171 mg eicosapentaenoic acid and 114 mg docosahexaenoic acid, 10 capsules/ day, for 12 months.
Effects of alpha-lipoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in overweight and obese women during weight loss.
An article that appeared in the journal Carcinogenesis reports an inhibitory effect for the long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which naturally occurs in fish and fish oil, against squamous cell carcinoma, a type of oral and skin cancer.
Epanova, a novel formulation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is Omthera's lead compound, currently in development as a prescription omega-3 free fatty acid for the treatment of patients with very high triglycerides.
ProEPA Elite supports the body's natural anti-inflammatory response by maximizing the availability of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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The previous guidelines, issued in 2000, recognized that some fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are being studied to determine whether they might protect against heart disease; however, these guidelines did not identify these omega-3 fatty acids as DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
One hundred fifteen Japanese patients (mean age, 70 years) with an acute myocardial infarction who were undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to receive 1800 mg per day of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or no EPA, starting within 24 hours after the PCI.
The subjects were randomized to receive a placebo or 2,000 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) beginning seven days prior to surgery, and 1,000 mg vitamin C and 400 international units (IU) vitamin E beginning two days before surgery.
According to the companies, TAK-085 is a highly concentrated preparation of the ethyl esters of omega-3 fatty acids which are predominantly a combination of ethyl esters of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
In a case-control study, serum levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and omega-6 (arachidonic) fatty acids were measured approximately 2 months after acute coronary syndrome in 108 patients.
Plant sources provide an omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and some to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - both found in fish.