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palmitoylethanolamide

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  • n. An endogenous fatty acid amide, belonging to the class of nuclear factor agonists, with anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, neuroprotective and anticonvulsant properties.

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  • For decades, it has been known that this fat, called palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), is a potent anti-inflammatory substance that reduces both allergic symptoms and occurrences of rheumatic fever, but researchers understood little about how PEA works.

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