NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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