eicosanoids

Useful generic term for compounds derived from arachidonic acid. Includes leukotrienes, prostacyclin, prostaglandins and thromboxanes.
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eicosanoids

A class of oxygenated, endogenous, unsaturated fatty acids derived from arachidonic acid. They include prostaglandins, leukotrienes, thromboxanes, and hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid compounds (hete). They are hormone-like substances that act near the site of synthesis without altering functions throughout the body. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Eicosanoids

are a class of hormones which are all made from phospholipids. They include prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leucotriens.
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eicosanoids

Type: Term Pronunciation: ī′kō-să-noydz Definitions: 1. The physiologically active substances derived from arachidonic acid, the prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and thromboxanes; synthesized via a cascade pathway.
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