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prostacyclin

[ pros-tuh-sahy-klin ]
/ ˌprɒs təˈsaɪ klɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
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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Medical definitions for prostacyclin

prostacyclin
[ prŏs′tə-sīklĭn ]

n.
A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels that acts as a vasodilator and inhibits platelet aggregation.
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