prostaglandin

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Etymology[edit]

From German Prostaglandin. Equivalent to prosta(te) + gland + -in. So called because it was originally believed to be secreted by the prostate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹɒstəˈɡlændɪn/

Noun[edit]

prostaglandin (plural prostaglandins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a group of naturally occurring lipids derived from the C20 acid prostanoic acid; they have a number of physiological functions and may be considered to be hormones.
    • 2001, Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001), page 51:
      This enzyme generates an inflammatory mediator known as prostaglandin, which triggers pain and other aspects of inflammation.

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Noun[edit]

prostaglandin m

  1. prostaglandin