A polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid with 20-carbon atoms and four cis-double bonds. It is found in the phospholipids of the cell membrane, in the brain, muscles, liver. It is not one of the essential fatty acids.
What is ARACHIDONIC ACID?
ARACHIDONIC ACID: "Rich sources of arachidonic are meat, eggs, dairy, or alternatively, it can be synthesized from linoleic acid in the human body."
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