prostaglandin

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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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What is a prostaglandin?

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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.
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Asthma. should I take a prostaglandin?

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While prostaglandins have been shown to play a role in the development of asthma in some individuals, there are currently no prostaglandins available for the treatment of asthma.
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Dr. Olivia C. Liao answered:

Can prostaglandin analogues cause eye pain?

Possible

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any eye drop can cause eye pain. discuss with your eye MD if the pain lasts more than 10 seconds or is associated with swollen lids, redness and itching
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Does having Prostaglandin to induce labor hurt?

No

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Prostaglandins are innate compounds within the body.
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How does a prostaglandin help women enjoy sex more?

Its complicated

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Prostagladins help with regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue (among other things). To the extent that they cause the uterus or vagina to contract during sex and orgasm, they may help a woman enjoy sex more.
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Does pitocin and Prostaglandin have the same effect?

No

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They are different hormones with completely different effects.
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What is the definition or description of: Prostaglandin?

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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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Dr. Jean Yared answered:

What is the function of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes? :)

Platelets

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They all contribute in the platelets function that are responsible in part in blood clotting.
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How exactly do prostaglandin analogue eye drops open the uveoscleral passageways?

Not known

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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.
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

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

No

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From looking at the ingredients, rapid lash does not have the prostaglandin that can cause your iris to darken.
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