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DHA a.k.a. Docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, sperm, testicles and retina. It can be synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid or obtained directly from maternal milk or fish oil. DHA's structure is a carboxylic acid with a 22-carbon chain and six cis double bonds; with the first double bond located at the third carbon from the omega end. Its trivial name is cervonic acid, its systematic name is all-cis-docosa-4,7,10,13,16,19-hexa-enoic acid, and its shorthand name is 22:6 in the nomenclature of fatty acids.


"Dha" is a musical album of Dha.


  1. Dha a.k.a. King Abdulaziz Air Base is a Royal Saudi Air Force Air Base located near to Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
  2. Dha a.k.a. The Dhahran Airfield was an airfield operated by the United States from 1945 until 1962. The military relationship that exists today between the United States and Saudi Arabia was highly influenced by the origin and development of this airfield.

There are other places with in their name, like Pipra Pra. Dha and Pipra Pra. Dha..


  1. DHA a.k.a. Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as androstenolone or prasterone, as well as 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one or 5-androsten-3β-ol-17-one, is an important endogenous steroid hormone. It is the most abundant circulating steroid hormone in humans, in whom it is produced in the adrenal glands, the gonads, and the brain, where it functions predominantly as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the androgen and estrogen sex steroids. However, DHEA also has a variety of potential biological effects in its own right, binding to an array of nuclear and cell surface receptors, and acting as a neurosteroid.
  2. Dha is the Burmese word for "knife." The term dha is conventionally used refer to a wide variety of knives and swords used by many people across Indochina, especially present-day Myanmar, Thailand, Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
  3. Dha: ꦝ is one of syllable in Javanese script that represent the sound /d̪ʱɔ/, /d̪ʱa/. It is transliterated to Latin as "dha", and sometimes in Indonesian orthography as "dho". It has another form, which is ◌꧀ꦝ, but represented by a single Unicode code point, U+A99D.
  4. Dha a.k.a. Dhanwar Language: Dhanwar is an Eastern Hindi languages spoken by perhaps 100,000 tribal people in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Its speakers are ethnically Marathi and consider their language to be a dialect of the Marathi language.
    • also known as Danuwar, Dhanvar, Rai

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Google previewBasic Sciences in Ophthalmology (2013)

Physics and Chemistry by Josef Flammer, Maneli Mozaffarieh, Hans Bebie

DHA has a protective role, preserving mitochondrial activity, increasing RPE acid lipase activity and inducing antioxidative, antiproliferative, and antiapoptotic effects. DHA is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid with a 22-carbon chain, ...

Google previewHandbook of Platelet Physiology and Pharmacology (2012)

by Gundu H.R. Rao

DHA is an essential component of neural membranes. EPA is the substrate for the series-3 eicosanoids, which are...

Exogenous DHA is a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation. Antithrombotic, Antinflammatory and Antitriglyceridemic DHA ...

Google previewSaṅgītaśiromaṇi (1992)

A Medieval Handbook of Indian Music by Emmie Te Nijenhuis

Dha is a predominant note. This bhdsa is rendered with musical embellishments [ on the individual notes] (gamaka). It is performed during festivals and in the case of mirth. This is chevati. 135-136. The bhdsa mdlavd springs from takkakaisika.

Google previewGrain Brain (2013)

The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers by David Perlmutter

Structurally, DHA is an important building block for the membranes surrounding brain cells, particularly the synapses, which lie at the heart of efficient brain function. Second, DHA is an important regulator of inflammation. It naturally reduces ...

Google previewAppetite for Life (2012)

The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to Be a Great Eater--Including Over 100 Kid-Approved Recipes by Stacey Antine

DHA is an omega3 fatty acid, an important substance that cannot be ...

Google previewThe Queen of Fats (2006)

Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them by Susan Allport

DHA is a quick-change artist Readers who know that the cis double bonds in polyunsaturated fatty acids are more rigid and have significantly fewer degrees of freedom than the single bonds in saturated fatty acids, the result of repulsive ...

Google previewLongevity Now (2013)

A Comprehensive Approach to Healthy Hormones, Detoxification, Super Immunity, Reversing Calcification, and Total Rejuvenation by David Wolfe

DHA is a nutrient precursor that leads to the formation of the androgenic memory hormone DHEA. - Fennel: This group of plants is known to increase the flow of breast milk and to fight estrogen-induced migraine headaches. o Maca: This ...

Google previewLipoprotein Subfractions Omega-3 Fatty Acids (2012)

by H.U. Klör

DHA is a component of human cerebral cortex, retina, and muscle [23]. EPA is the immediate precursor of prostaglandin E3, thromboxan A3, and prostacyclin I3 . Only a small amount of exogenously administered α linolenic acid is metabolized ...

Google previewMethods in Biological Oxidative Stress (2003)

by Kenneth Hensley

DHA is a fatty acid that is uniquely enriched in the brain, particularly the gray matter, where it comprises approx 25–35% of the total fatty acids in aminophospholipids (11,12). Our motive for exploring whether IsoP-like compounds are formed ...

Google previewWhy You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body (2008)

by Francesca Gould

DHA is a colorless sugar that reacts with the dead skin cells of the horny layer. As the sugar reacts with these skin cells a color change occurs, which usually lasts about five to seven days. Products that create a darker tan usually contain more ...

Google previewVisual Dysfunction in Diabetes (2011)

The Science of Patient Impairment and Health Care by Joyce Tombran-Tink, Colin J. Barnstable, Thomas W. Gardner

DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by neural tissue but is required as structural protein by the membranes of neurons and photoreceptors. DHA is synthesized from its precursor, linolenic acid, in the liver and ...

Google previewEat Right 4 Your Type (Revised and Updated) (1997)

The Individualized Blood Type Diet Solution by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

DHA is a fatty acid that is increasingly being viewed as essential for proper nerve and immune system health. Highly Beneficial PECORINO CHEESE ROMANIAN URDA Neutral Butter Egg white, chicken Egg whole, chicken Egg whole, duck ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research (2009)

Several researchers have attempted to use electrophysiological methods to characterize the actionsof DHA bioactivityat the synapse.DHAaddedto hippocampal slicesmay elicit antiepileptogenic activity. Ithas been proposed thatDHA ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics: Mundas-Phrygians (1917)

by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie

pa—"—dha •—-—ni— — —--sa excluded. (l) (t) (d) (r) (m) (f) (s) (l) # deal with any devotional subject, and is generally sung by. Name of NoTE.—The vertical columns marked 100, 200, etc., show the relative position of the twelve semitones ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2011)

by James M. Rippe, MD

and docahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:5, n - 3).

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Supplementation with EPA + DHA has little effect on cholesterol levels but does lower triglyceride levels significantly and has a myriad of additional beneficial effects in protecting against cardiovascular disease.22 In general, for cardiovascular ...

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