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thromboxane

[ throm-bok-seyn ]
/ θrɒmˈbɒk seɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
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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Medical 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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