"gamma-Linolenic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An omega-6 fatty acid produced in the body as the delta 6-desaturase metabolite of linoleic acid. It is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, a biosynthetic precursor of monoenoic prostaglandins such as PGE1. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
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