[ throm-bok-seyn ]
/ θrɒmˈbɒk seɪn /
a compound, C20H32O5, formed in blood platelets, that constricts blood vessels and promotes clotting.
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Medical definitions for thromboxane
[ thrŏm-bŏk′sān ]
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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