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autacoid

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noun au·ta·coid \ˈȯ-tə-ˌkȯid\

Definition of autacoid

  1. :  a physiologically active substance (as serotonin, bradykinin, or angiotensin) produced by and acting within the body



Origin and Etymology of autacoid

aut- + Greek akos remedy; probably akin to Old Irish ícc cure


First Known Use: 1914


Medical Dictionary

autacoid

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noun au·ta·coid \ˈȯt-ə-ˌkȯid\

Medical Definition of autacoid

  1. :  a physiologically active substance (as a serotonin, bradykinin, or angiotensin) that is produced by the body and typically has a localized effect of brief duration




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