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

First Known Use of prostacyclin

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prostacyclin

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

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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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