Definitions for "Eicosapentaenoic Acid"
n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid.
an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
An unsaturated, 20-carbon long, omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and marine plants. Most commercial fish oil preparations contain 18 percent EPA. Considered as the major reason for the beneficial effects of fish oils. Acts by producing eicosanoids which are beneficial to the body.