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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 and Etymology 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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