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thromboxane

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noun throm·box·ane \thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān\

Definition of thromboxane

  1. :  any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause constriction of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, and promote blood clotting



Origin of thromboxane

thromb- + ox- + -ane


First Known Use: 1975


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thromboxane

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noun throm·box·ane \thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān\

Medical Definition of thromboxane

  1. :  any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause constriction of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, and promote blood clotting




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