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antiprostaglandin

noun an·ti·pros·ta·glan·din \ -ˌpräs-tə-ˈglan-dən \

medical Definition of antiprostaglandin

:a substance (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) that blocks the production of prostaglandin or inhibits its action in the body
  • … they act as antiprostaglandins, preventing both the production of prostaglandins (PGs) and the binding of the PG to its receptor.
  • —Robert L. BarbieriScientific AmericanOctober 2002
  • Others, specifically the antiprostaglandins, have been widely available for use in treating menstrual cramps only for the past 15 years …
  • —Susan M. LarkMenstrual Cramps Self-Help Book1999

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