autacoid

noun
au·​ta·​coid | \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce autacoid (audio) \

Definition of autacoid

: a physiologically active substance (such as serotonin, bradykinin, or angiotensin) that is produced by the body and typically has a localized effect of brief duration

First Known Use of autacoid

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autacoid

aut- + Greek akos remedy; probably akin to Old Irish ícc cure

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“Autacoid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autacoid. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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autacoid

noun
au·​ta·​coid | \ ˈȯt-ə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce autacoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of autacoid

: a physiologically active substance (as a serotonin, bradykinin, or angiotensin) that is produced by the body and typically has a localized effect of brief duration

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