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thromboxane

[throm-bok-seyn]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a compound, C20H32O5, formed in blood platelets, that constricts blood vessels and promotes clotting.
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Origin of thromboxane

1935–40; thromb- + ox- + -ane
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thromboxane in Medicine

thromboxane

(thrŏm-bŏksān)
n.
  1. Any of several compounds, originally derived from prostaglandin precursors in platelets, that stimulate aggregation of platelets and constriction of blood vessels.
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