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leukotriene

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noun leu·ko·tri·ene \ˌlü-kō-ˈtrī-ˌēn\

Definition of leukotriene

  1. :  any of a group of eicosanoids that participate in allergic responses (as bronchial constriction)



1979

First Known Use of leukotriene

1979


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leukotriene

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noun leu·ko·tri·ene \ˌlü-kə-ˈtrī-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of leukotriene

  1. :  any of a group of eicosanoids that are generated in basophils, mast cells, macrophages, and human lung tissue by lipoxygenase-catalyzed oxygenation especially of arachidonic acid and that participate in allergic responses (as bronchoconstriction in asthma)—see slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis




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