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Omega-3 Fatty Acid (Code C493)

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Preferred Name: Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Definition: Any fatty acid that contains an unsaturated bond originating from the 3rd carbon from the methyl end. Omega-3 fatty acids do not occur naturally with chain lengths shorter than 16 carbon units.

CRCH Definition: A class of dietary fatty acids with the first double bond at the 3rd carbon from the methyl end.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A type of fat obtained in the diet and involved in immunity.

Display Name: Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Label: Omega-3 Fatty Acid

NCI Thesaurus Code: C493 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0015689  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
n-3 Fatty Acid
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
omega-3 fatty acid
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid
Omega-3 PUFA
omega-3-Fatty Acids

External Source Codes: 
ChEBI ID CHEBI:25681 (see ChEBI info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 41690
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 41690 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0015689

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Hypertrygliceridemia
code C493
Contributing_Source CRCH
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Essential_Fatty_Acid Y
Legacy_Concept_Name Omega-3_Fatty_Acid
Macronutrient Y
Nutrient Y
Semantic_Type Organic Chemical
Unit g

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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