(= PGI2)
Unstable prostaglandin released by mast cells and endothelium, a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation; also causes vasodilation and increased vascular permeability. Release enhanced by bradykinin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • prostacyclin — [präs΄tə sī′klin] n. [< PROSTAGLANDIN + CYCL(O) + IN1] a derivative of prostaglandins that forms in the walls of blood vessels, prevents blood clots, and, usually, dilates blood vessels: cf. THROMBOXANE …   English World dictionary

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  • Prostacyclin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Epoprostenol And …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • prostacyclin — noun Etymology: prosta (as in prostaglandin) + cycl + 1 in Date: 1976 a prostaglandin that is a metabolite of arachidonic acid, inhibits platelet aggregation, and dilates blood vessels …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prostacyclin — /pros teuh suy klin/, n. Biochem. a prostaglandin, C20H32O5, that specifically inhibits the formation of blood clots. [1975 80; PROSTA(TE) + CYCL(IC) + IN2, on the model of PROSTAGLANDIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • prostacyclin — noun A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels; it acts as a vasodilator and inhibits the aggregation of platelets …   Wiktionary

  • prostacyclin — A potent natural inhibitor of platelet aggregation and a powerful vasodilator. SYN: epoprostenol, epoprostenol sodium. * * * pros·ta·cy·clin .präs tə sī klən n a prostaglandin that is a metabolite of arachidonic acid, inhibits aggregation of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Prostacyclin — Pro|s|ta|cy|c|lin [↑ Prostaglandin, ↑ cyclo u. ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Abk.: PGI2, PGX; S: Prostazyklin: eine blutdrucksenkende u. die Thrombozytenaggregation hemmende Epoxydihydroxyprostadiensäure, die bei der Prostaglandin Biosynthese aus einer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • prostacyclin — [ˌprɒstə sʌɪklɪn] noun Biochemistry a compound of the prostaglandin type produced in arterial walls, which functions as an anticoagulant and vasodilator. Origin 1970s: from prostaglandin + cyclic + in1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • prostacyclin — pros·ta·cy·clin …   English syllables

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