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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

Prostaglandin (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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Asthma. Should I take a prostaglandin?

Asthma. Should I take a prostaglandin?

None available: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Platelets: They all contribute in the platelets function that are responsible in part in blood clotting. ...Read more

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Wjat is the difference between histamine and prostaglandin? Both of them promote inflammation right?

SImplistic: Inflammation is an enormously complex orchestration of biomolecules and their production, release and effects on a huge variety of tissues. Histamine and the several prostaglandins both exert a variety of effects, sometimes enhancing one another and sometimes opposing one another. Histamine is a common Amino Acid minus carbon dioxide; prostaglandins are strange-shaped lipid-based molecules. ...Read more

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Would prostaglandin induce a period?

Would prostaglandin induce a period?

No: A progesterone withdraw or an ovulation induction will induce a period. Usually about 48-72 hours after stopping a course of progesterone, a period or menses or withdraw bleed will occur. 14 days after ovulation, if there is no pregnancy, a menses will occur. ...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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How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

Slim pickings: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21967980 It's toxic to leukemia stem cells in one mouse model, or seemed to be so in one lab. I couldn't find anybody reproducing the work, and stuff that sounds too good to be true usually turns out not to be true. This is being used to get people to take omega-3 pills despite the recent work showing them to be worthless for older claims. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the role of prostaglandins in bone healing?

Could you tell me what is the role of prostaglandins in bone healing?

If I am correct-: -they regulate the inflammatory response needed to activate healing and then the process of laying down bone. The use of NSAIDS cause inhibition and interfere with the formation of bone ...Read more

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