Dictionary

prostacyclin

prostacyclin

noun pros·ta·cy·clin \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

prostacyclin

noun pros·ta·cy·clin \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: prostaglandinPrevious Word in the Dictionary: prossAll Words Near: prostacyclin
March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears