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thromboxane

noun throm·box·ane \thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān\

Definition of THROMBOXANE

:  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

thromboxane

noun throm·box·ane \thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THROMBOXANE

:  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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