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prostacyclin

[pros-tuh-sahy-klin]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a prostaglandin, C20H32O5, that specifically inhibits the formation of blood clots.
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Origin of prostacyclin

1975–80; prosta(te) + cycl(ic) + -in2, on the model of prostaglandin
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prostacyclin

(prŏs′tə-sīklĭn)
n.
  1. A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels that acts as a vasodilator and inhibits platelet aggregation.
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