Definition of Leukotrienes

1. Noun. (plural of leukotriene) ¹



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Definition of Leukotrienes

1. leukotriene [n] - See also: leukotriene

Medical Definition of Leukotrienes

1. A family of biologically active compounds derived from arachidonic acid by oxidative metabolism through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway. They participate in host defense reactions and pathophysiological conditions such as immediate hypersensitivity and inflammation. They have potent actions on many essential organs and systems, including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system as well as the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukotrienes

leukotrichia
leukotrichia annularis
leukotrichous
leukotriene
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 (current term)
leukæmia
leupeptin
leupeptin acid reductase
leupeptin acid synthetase
leupeptinase
leupeptins
leuprolide
leuprolide acetate
leuprorelin
leurocristine
lev
lev-
leva
levacetylmethadol

Literary usage of Leukotrienes

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"AA can be converted to prostaglandins by cyclooxygenase and to leukotrienes by 5-lipoxygenase (Needleman et al. 1986). The effects of AA were prevented by ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Glucocorticoids achieve this by inhibiting the production of, or antagonizing the actions of, inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins, leukotrienes, ..."

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