prostacyclin

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noun pros·ta·cy·clin \ˌpräs-tə-ˈsī-klən\

Definition of prostacyclin

  1. :  a prostaglandin that is a metabolite of arachidonic acid, inhibits platelet aggregation, and dilates blood vessels

Origin and Etymology of prostacyclin

prosta- (as in prostaglandin) + cycl- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1976


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prostacyclin

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noun pros·ta·cy·clin \ˌpräs-tə-ˈsī-klən\

Medical Definition of prostacyclin

  1. :  a prostaglandin that is a metabolite of arachidonic acid, inhibits aggregation of platelets, and dilates blood vessels


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