prostacyclin

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prostacyclin

 [pros″tah-si´klin]
a prostaglandin, PGI2, synthesized by endothelial cells lining the walls of arteries and veins; it is a potent vasodilator and a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation. When used pharmaceutically it is called epoprostenol.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pros·ta·cy·clin

(pros'tă-sī'klin),
A potent natural inhibitor of platelet aggregation and a powerful vasodilator.
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prostacyclin

(prŏs′tə-sī′klĭn)
n.
A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels that acts as a vasodilator and inhibits platelet aggregation.
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pros·ta·cy·clin

(pros'tă-sī'klin)
A potent natural inhibitor of platelet aggregation and a powerful vasodilator.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

prostacyclin

A short-acting hormone produced by the lining of blood vessels (ENDOTHELIUM) and by the lungs, that limits the aggregation of PLATELETS and is probably of major importance in preventing THROMBOSIS. Prostacyclin has a half-life of only 2–3 minutes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

pros·ta·cy·clin

(pros'tă-sī'klin)
A potent natural inhibitor of platelet aggregation and a powerful vasodilator.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012