Definitions for "Docosahexaenoic acid"
Keywords:  dha, omega, polyunsaturated, fatty, ala
also known as DHA and omega-3 fatty acid, it is a polyunsaturated fatty acid playing a critical role in infant brain development and vision. Before a child is born, DHA from the mother's blood travels to the placenta where it is used for membrane development in the brain and retina. Research has also linked the rising rate of depression among adults to an imbalance in the ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids (arachadonic acid).
An omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid. DHA is a major component of the brain and retina and is essential for proper brain growth and eye development in a fetus and young baby. Eating a diet rich in DHA while pregnant and nursing is extremely important.
an omega-3 fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)