thromboxane

[throm-bok-seyn]

noun Biochemistry.

a compound, C20H32O5, formed in blood platelets, that constricts blood vessels and promotes clotting.

Nearby words

  1. thrombosis,
  2. thrombostasis,
  3. thrombosthenin,
  4. thrombotic,
  5. thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura,
  6. thrombus,
  7. throne,
  8. throne room,
  9. throng,
  10. thronner

Origin of thromboxane

1935–40; thromb- + ox- + -ane

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Medicine definitions for thromboxane

thromboxane

[thrŏm-bŏksān]

n.

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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