eicosapentaenoic acid


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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

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.
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Schwellenbach, et al., "The Triglyceride-Lowering Effects of a Modest Dose of Docosahexaenoic Acid Alone Versus in Combination with Low Dose Eicosapentaenoic Acid in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Elevated Triglycerides," J.
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and omega-6 (arachidonic) fatty acids were measured approximately 2 months after acute coronary syndrome in 108 patients.
- Fish oils contain EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docasahexaenoic Acid) and GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid), all long chain polyunsaturated essential fatty acids that have been proven to play an important role in the development and maintenance of the eye and brain function, including co-ordination, learning ability, memory and concentration
In a major departure, the AHA also said, for the first time, that a recommended nutrient could alternatively be consumed as a supplement--in this case, that would most commonly mean 1-g fish oil capsules that are widely marketed and contain 180 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 120 mg of docosahexaenoic acid.
Symptoms of depression improved significantly in 10 patients receiving the ethyl ester of eicosapentaenoic acid (E-EPA) from fish oil along with their antidepressant medication, compared with 10 patients receiving a placebo and antidepressant medication.
One hundred thirty-nine patients with rheumatoid arthritis for less than 12 months who had not previously received disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, in a 2:1 ratio, a high dose (5.5 g per day) or a low dose (0.4 g per day) of omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) from fish oil.
Tenders are invited for Ph No.62103 Eicosapentaenoic Acid 180 Mg Plus Docosahexaonoic Acid 120 Mg Plus Calcitrol 0.25 Mcg Plus Methyl Cobalamine 1500 Mcg Plus Folic Acid 500 Mcg Plus Boron 1.5 Mg Plus Calcium Carbonate Tablet
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) increases serotonin release from presynaptic neurons by reducing inflammatory signaling molecules in the brain known as E2 series prostaglandins, which inhibit serotonin release and suggests how inflammation may negatively impact serotonin in the brain.
The results of a meta-analysis published online in the American Journal of Hypertension add evidence to a blood pressure-reducing effect for the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).*
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): Researchers have shown that the combination of statins and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid, may potentially reduce cardiovascular risk.
DSM Nutritional Products has introduced life'sDHA plus EPA, the first ingredient to deliver both docosohexaeonic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in a vegetarian format, to the European market.
Takeda made its submission based on the results of the Phase III clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of TAK-085 for patients with hypertriglyceridemia, compared with an active comparator EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which is already available on the Japanese market.