Definition of Leukotriene

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of several physiologically active lipids, related to the prostaglandins, that participate in allergic responses ¹



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Definition of Leukotriene

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Medical Definition of Leukotriene

1. Any of a group of hormonesderived from arachidonate (arachidonic acid).They are thought to mediate the allergic response that causes lungconstriction and muscle contraction in asthma. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukotriene

leukostasis
leukosulphakinin
leukotactic
leukotaxia
leukotaxine
leukotaxis
leukotic
leukotome
leukotomies
leukotomy
leukotoxin
leukotoxins
leukotrichia
leukotrichia annularis
leukotrichous
leukotriene (current term)
leukotriene-C4 synthase
leukotriene A4 hydrolase
leukotriene B4 12-hydroxydehydrogenase
leukotriene B4 6-isomerase
leukotriene B4 reductase
leukotriene D4 dipeptidase
leukotriene a4
leukotriene b4
leukotriene c4
leukotriene d4
leukotriene e4
leukotrienes
leukæmia
leupeptin

Literary usage of Leukotriene

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is a potent chemotactic factor for polymorphonuclear leukocytes. It was reported recently that pulmonary macrophages from some ..."

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