autacoid

noun au·ta·coid \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌkȯid \

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

Origin and Etymology of autacoid

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


Medical Dictionary

autacoid

noun au·ta·coid \ ˈȯt-ə-ˌkȯid \

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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