Definition of Autacoid

1. Noun. Any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification.

Exact synonyms: Autocoid
Generic synonyms: Secretion
Specialized synonyms: Prostaglandin
Derivative terms: Autacoidal



Definition of Autacoid

1. Noun. A hormone or similar compound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autacoid

1. a hormone [n -S] - See also: hormone

Medical Definition of Autacoid

1. A substance, formed metabolically by one set of cells, which alters the function of other cells. (This term is sometimes used in place of the term hormone.) Origin: G. Akos. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autacoid

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austringer
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ausubo
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autacoid (current term)
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Literary usage of Autacoid

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1. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"lyze them, the pituitary autacoid continues to stimulate the strength of the heartbeat without producing the acceleration noted with epinephrine. ..."

2. Psychology, from the Standpoint of a Behaviorist by John Broadus Watson (1919)
"The effects are therefore due to the absence of an autacoid that actively ... The effect of a too great amount of the thyroid autacoid can be tested by ..."

3. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"... violent emotional states (both in animals and man) are similar to those which are produced by excess of the suprarenal autacoid in the blood. ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1916)
"For normal metabolism a certain amount of each autacoid is essential, ... The particular autacoid must then be sought for by the elimination of those ..."

5. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"... he concluded that steatorrhea is caused by hyperthyroidism, namely, by excess of autacoid and deficiency of external secretion of the pancreas. ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... a considerable proportion of plasma ACh originates from blood cells, suggesting that ACh acts not only as a neurotransmitter but also as an autacoid. ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1919)
"... physiologic, biologic and chemical assay which insures the identity and activity of the autacoid principles represented in the finished product. ..."

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