What is a prostanoid?


What is a prostanoid?

Pharmaceutical Drugs:

Pharmaceutical drugs are chemical substances that are used by medical professionals to diagnose, prevent, treat or even cure a disease or other type of medical condition. Commonly prescribed drugs include antibiotics, diuretics, pain killers and statins.

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Prostanoids are a group of lipid mediators. One example would be epoprostenol, which is naturally occurring. They are also called eicosanoids because...

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Eicosanoids: Definition, Function, Types & Effects


Chapter 8 / Lesson 9

Eicosanoids are often thought of as local hormones. They have a variety of effects on your body. In this lesson, you will learn about the functions of three important eicosanoids: prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.

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