Eicosanoids: Definition, Function, Types & Effects


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Eicosanoids earned this nickname because they act on cells close to their site of production?

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1. Most eicosanoids are produced from this polyunsaturated fatty acid.

2. This type of eicosanoid causes the contraction of the smooth muscles of the uterus, making it important during labor.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may remember learning about hormones in school, but what about eicosanoids? Eicosanoids are hormones produced from a polyunsaturated fatty acid. This quiz/worksheet combination will check your understanding of three main types of eicosanoids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students taking this quiz will be tested on the following:

  • Definitions of key terms
  • Characteristics of eicosanoids
  • Body functions regulated by eicosanoids

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on eicosanoids
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the three different types
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of eicosanoids

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Eicosanoids: Definition, Function, Types & Effects to learn more about this topic. The following objectives are contained in the lesson:

  • Compare and contrast hormones and eicosanoids
  • Explore the different and contradictory effects one type can have on target cells
  • Explain how asthmatic response may be affected by eicosanoids