prostacyclin

noun pros·ta·cy·clin \ ˌprä-stə-ˈsī-klən \

Definition of prostacyclin

: 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


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prostacyclin

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

medical Definition of prostacyclin

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

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