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Medical Term:

omega-oxidation

 

Definition: oxidation at the carbon atom farthest removed (?-carbon) from the carboxyl group (carbon 1); thus, in this pathway, a dicarboxylic acid is formed; an important pathway in the degradation of prostaglandins.

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