"Phytanic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A 20-carbon branched chain fatty acid. In phytanic acid storage disease (REFSUM DISEASE) this lipid may comprise as much as 30% of the total fatty acids of the plasma. This is due to a phytanic acid alpha-hydroxylase deficiency.
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