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Prostaglandin (Overview)

A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, which are locally acting.


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51.5yrs. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. What are prostaglandins? Can they cause dysmenorrhea at my age? If so, how is this possible?

51.5yrs. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. What are prostaglandins? Can they cause dysmenorrhea at my age? If so, how is this possible?

Pain: Prostaglandins are hormones that cause inflammation and pain. NSAID drugs like Advil and Aleve help with this. 51 is the average age of menopause in the US. This could be something like a degenerating fibroid also, so visit your OBGYN and see if they can do an ultrasound to visualize the pelvis. ...Read more

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Prostaglandin (Overview)

A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, which are locally acting.


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How exactly do prostaglandin analogue eye drops open the uveoscleral passageways?

How exactly do prostaglandin analogue eye drops open the uveoscleral passageways?

Not known: These are effective anti-glaucoma drops which allow the internal eye fluid to get out of the eye both at the normal drain (the angle) and the posterior circulation (uvealscleral). Prostaglandins are bodily produced hormones and these chemicals affect many bodily functions and have been found to help with glaucoma pressure. The exact mechanism is not known, but is being studied. ...Read more

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What is a prostaglandin?

What is a prostaglandin?

They are complicated: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: prostaglandin?

What is the definition or description of: prostaglandin?

See below: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, which are locally acting. ...Read more

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How effective is limaprost -alprostadil analogue in cervical herniated nucleus pulposus ? my doctor gave me limaprost 30micro and prostaglandin 10mg

How effective is limaprost -alprostadil analogue in cervical herniated nucleus pulposus ? my doctor gave me limaprost 30micro and prostaglandin 10mg

Herniated disc: Limaprost is a derivative of prostaglandin E-1 which is a potent vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet clumping or aggregation. In some cases of mild to moderate compression Limaprost works well. However most research does not support a clinical benefit. ...Read more

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Does rapidlash have prostaglandin in it that can change eye color and is it dangerous?

Does rapidlash have prostaglandin in it that can change eye color and is it dangerous?

No: From looking at the ingredients, rapid lash does not have the prostaglandin that can cause your iris to darken. ...Read more

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Have used travatan for 7 mos. & have recently developed red eyes. People say i look tired. Why would this side effect not show up until after 7 mos.?

Have used travatan for 7 mos. & have recently developed red eyes. People say i look tired. Why would this side effect not show up until after 7 mos.?

Normal: It is common for sensitivity to certain eye drops to develop over time. It is different from being allergic to a bee sting. While most patients don't develop sensitivity to travatan, some do. There are other eye drops that can be tried. Also, slt laser is a good treatment. ...Read more

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What are some bizarre side effects of xalatan?

What are some bizarre side effects of xalatan?

Eye color changes: Xalatan is a prostaglandin drug that can change iris color and cause lash growth. This medicine is used to control eye pressure (glaucoma). It can also cause discoloration of the skin around the eye. These changes can be permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a prostaglandin?

They are complicated: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. ...Read more

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