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autacoid

autacoid

noun au·ta·coid \ˈ-tə-ˌkid\

Definition of AUTACOID

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

Origin of AUTACOID

aut- + Greek akos remedy; probably akin to Old Irish ícc cure
First Known Use: 1914

autacoid

noun au·ta·coid \ˈt-ə-ˌkid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AUTACOID

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

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