prostacyclin

noun
pros·​ta·​cy·​clin | \ ˌprä-stə-ˈsī-klən How to pronounce prostacyclin (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prostacyclin. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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prostacyclin

noun
pros·​ta·​cy·​clin | \ ˌpräs-tə-ˈsī-klən How to pronounce prostacyclin (audio) \

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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