Definitions for "ARACHIDONIC ACID"
An essential fatty acid found in animal fats; a precursor in the biosynthesis of compounds such as the prostaglandins.
An essential fatty acid which is synthesized in the body from dietary linoleate and is a precursor for the synthesis of leukotrienes and prostaglandins.
an unsaturated fatty acid essential in nutrition; the biological precursor of the prostaglandins, the thromboxanes, and the leukotrienes collectively known as the eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are involved in the inflammatory process of the body.