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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

omega-3 fatty acid 
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. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:fish oil
n-3 fatty acid
omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid
omega-3 PUFA
Abbreviation:O3FA