Omega-3 fatty acid



[oh-mee-guh-three, oh-mey-, oh-meg-uh-] /oʊˈmi gəˈθri, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə-/

noun
1.
a polyunsaturated fatty acid, essential for normal retinal function, that influences various metabolic pathways, resulting in lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, inhibited platelet clotting, and reduced inflammatory and immune reactions.

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