Oleic acid (in triglyceride form) is included in the accustomed beastly diet as a allotment of beastly fats and vegetable oils.
Oleic acid as its sodium alkali is a above basic of soap as an emulsifying agent. It is aswell acclimated as an emollient.
Small amounts of oleic acid are acclimated as an excipient in pharmaceuticals, and it is acclimated as an emulsifying or solubilizing abettor in aerosol products.
Oleic acid is aswell acclimated to abet lung accident in assertive types of animals, for the purpose of testing new drugs and added agency to amusement lung diseases. Specifically in sheep, intravenous administering of oleic acid causes astute lung abrasion with agnate pulmonary edema. This array of analysis has been of accurate account to abortive newborns, for whom analysis for arrested lungs (and associated complications) is generally a amount of activity and death.
Oleic acid is acclimated as a soldering alteration in decrepit bottle plan for abutting advance came.