• Definition for "eicosanoid"
    • any one of several substances which are produced…
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eicosanoid definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several substances which are produced by arachidonic acid, including leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes.
    • any one of a family of naturally-occurring substances derived fro 20-carbon polyunsaturated essential fatty acids; they through the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrienes and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids; they function as hormones.
    • Any of a group of substances which are produced from arachidonic acid, including leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes.
    • any one of a family group of naturally-occurring substances derived fro 20-carbon polyunsaturated efas; they through the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrienes and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids; they work as hormones.
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