Lipids

Lipids

The term lipid (Greek lipos meaning fat) was coined in 1923 to describe the family of organic substances that are highly soluble in non-polar solvents.

Lipids embrace fatty acids and their derivatives, especially the phospholipids found in cell membranes, but also some vitamins, chlorophylls, terpenes, steroids, prostaglandins and certain other natural products. These molecules embrace a myriad of biological functions including numeous therapeutic applications.