Definition of Prostacyclin

1. Noun. (organic compound) A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels; it acts as a vasodilator and inhibits the aggregation of platelets ¹



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Definition of Prostacyclin

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prostacyclin

prosperousness
prospers
prosphora
prosphoras
prosphyses
prosphysis
prospicience
prospiciences
prospre
prosses
prossies
prost
prostacyclin (current term)
prostacyclins
prostaglandin
prostaglandins
prostanoic acid
prostanoid
prostanoids
prostate
prostate cancer
prostate glands
prostate specific antigen
prostatectomies
prostatectomy
prostates

Literary usage of Prostacyclin

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The influence of maternal smoking on the formation of prostacyclin-like activity in ... In arteries from infants of nonsmoking mothers the prostacyclin-like ..."

2. Animal Euthanasia: Bibliography, January 1990-November 1997 edited by Michael D. Kreger (1999)
"The rat and rabbit aortas produced mainly 6-keto PGF1 alpha, the prostacyclin metabolite, and lesser amounts of PGE2. No qualitative differences were seen ..."

3. Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Reinders and coworkers (1986) demonstrated that the production of prostacyclin by cultured human endothelial cells is impaired by incubation with cigarette ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"prostacyclin (PGI2) Elicits Reflex Bradycardia in Dogs: Evidence for Vagal ... New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York 10595 prostacyclin (PGI2), ..."

5. Health Consequences of Smoking: Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"Nicotine inhibits the ability of coronary arteries to synthesize prostacyclin-like substances in vitro, an effect that is more pronounced in vascular ..."

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