Complete Definition of "prostaglandin"

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Etymology
From German Prostaglandin, corresponding to prostate|prosta(te) + gland + -in (because it was originally believed to be secreted from the prostate).

Pronunciation
IPA|/pɹÉstÉËglændɪn/

Noun
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#biochemistry Any of a group of naturally occurring lipids derived from the C<sub>20</sub> acid prostanoic acid; they have a number of physiological functions and may be considered to be hormones.
#*2001: This enzyme generates an inflammatory mediator known as prostaglandin, which triggers pain and other aspects of inflammation. â Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 51)

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