Glossary



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  • Oleic acid : Monounsaturated fatty acids with 18 carbon atoms.
  • Oligodendrocytes : Cells permitting the production of myelin in the brain.
  • Oligomer : Small assembling of a few identical proteins.
  • Oxidation : Combination of oxygen and a chemical substance producing another substance. Example: oxygen and iron makes rust. The decomposition of the fatty acids in the body is achieved through a process of oxidization.