leukotriene

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noun leu·ko·tri·ene \ ˌlü-kō-ˈtrī-ˌēn \

Definition of leukotriene

:any of a group of eicosanoids that participate in allergic responses (such as bronchial constriction)

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First Known Use of leukotriene

1979


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leukotriene

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noun leu·ko·tri·ene \ ˌlü-kə-ˈtrī-ˌēn \

medical Definition of leukotriene

:any of a group of eicosanoids that are generated in basophils, mast cells, macrophages, and human lung tissue by lipoxygenase-catalyzed oxygenation especially of arachidonic acid and that participate in allergic responses (as bronchoconstriction in asthma) — see slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis

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