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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, ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No: They are different hormones with completely different effects. ...Read more
I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?
Possible: It is true that endometriosis causes infertility. However, the specific mechanism is not very clear. We believe that endometriosis may cause pelvic adhesion, affect the tubal function, decrease ovarian reserve, and reduce embryo implantation. There are several factors may be involved including prostaglandin, cytokine, such as tnfa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (naproxen) 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
Pathology - Just got my blood results back says kappa / Lambda light chains free with ratio urine came 18 high / prostaglandin serum 550 ? What's mean
Unclear data: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided does not seem to add up. What did serum and urine protein electrophoresis show? You wish to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more
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
How much time would it take for prostaglandin analogue eye drops to change the colour of a persons iris darker?
Pathology - prostaglandin e2 serum came 534 high and alpha 1 globulin came .4 high. McCoy came 80fl low and hematocrit 38% what's hat mean ?
Not much: Alpha 1 is mostly antitrypsin which is an acute phase reactant and if elevated it means nothing really. Prostaglandin E2 is not a routine piece of lab work. The 'city is okay for a guy. If by McCoy you mean MCV / mean corpuscular volume, 80 fL is okay with me as a pathologist. Relax and be glad for okay labs. ...Read more
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