prostacyclin


pros·ta·cy·clin

noun \ˌpräs-tə-ˈsī-klən\

Definition of PROSTACYCLIN

:  a prostaglandin that is a metabolite of arachidonic acid, inhibits platelet aggregation, and dilates blood vessels

Origin of PROSTACYCLIN

prosta- (as in prostaglandin) + cycl- + 1-in
First Known Use: 1976

pros·ta·cy·clin

noun \ˌpräs-tə-ˈsī-klən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROSTACYCLIN

: a prostaglandin that is a metabolite of arachidonic acid, inhibits aggregation of platelets, and dilates blood vessels

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