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Measurement of Disaturated Phosphatidylcholine

Specialty:

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pulmonology

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Description:

Lecithin is also known as phosphatidylcholine. Most lecithin (about 85%) is disaturated with saturated fatty acids as disaturated phosphatidylcholine, or DSPC. DSPC is the primary surface active agent in pulmonary surfactant.

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