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

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

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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