thromboxane

[throm-bok-seyn]

noun Biochemistry.

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

Origin of thromboxane

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

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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