Definition of Eicosanoid

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of a family of naturally-occurring substances derived fro 20-carbon polyunsaturated fatty acids; they include the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrienes and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids; they function as hormones. ¹



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Definition of Eicosanoid

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Medical Definition of Eicosanoid

1. Useful generic term for compounds derived from arachidonic acid. Includes leukotrienes, prostacyclin, prostaglandins and thromboxanes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eicosanoid

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eicosadienoic
eicosadienoic acid
eicosadienoyl
eicosaenoic
eicosaenoic acid
eicosahedral
eicosamer
eicosameric
eicosamers
eicosane
eicosanes
eicosanoic
eicosanoic acid
eicosanoic acids
eicosanoid (current term)
eicosanoids
eicosapentaenoic
eicosapentaenoic acid
eicosapentaenoic omega 3-epoxygenase
eicosapentaenoyl
eicosatetraenoate
eicosatetraenoic
eicosatetraenoic acid
eicosatetraenoyl
eicosatrienoic
eicosatrienoic acid
eicosatrienoyl
eicosenoic acid
eicosenoyl

Literary usage of Eicosanoid

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1. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Another type of eicosanoid, the leukotrienes (eg, leukotriene 64), may cause liver injury by attracting and activating neutrophils, special white blood ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Inverse relationships between eicosanoid synthesis and intensity of smoking were observed. No differences between smoker and nonsmoker PBMs were found. ..."

3. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"... channel did not require activation of the PLA2-eicosanoid cascade. The molecular mechanism underlying arachidonic acid metabolite activation of the ..."

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