American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of potent hormonelike substances that are produced in various mammalian tissues, are derived from arachidonic acid, and mediate a wide range of physiological functions, such as control of blood pressure, contraction of smooth muscle, and modulation of inflammation.
- n. biochemistry Any of a group of naturally occurring lipids derived from the C20 acid prostanoic acid; they have a number of physiological functions and may be considered to be hormones.
- n. a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity
- From German Prostaglandin, corresponding to prosta(te) + gland + -in (because it was originally believed to be secreted from the prostate). (Wiktionary)
- prosta(te) + gland1 + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Also, semen has a substance in it called prostaglandin, which is the same thing your body makes to soften your cervix.”
“Sune Bergström is responsible for a crucial breakthrough in prostaglandin research.”
“The great breakthrough in prostaglandin research came in the late 1950s when Sune Bergström purified the first prostaglandins and determined their structure.”
“One of them is called prostaglandin, and that basically allows your arteries, which, you know, remeasure for that blood pressure, to not be as flexible.”
“To help cleanse your system of this now needless tissue, your body begins to produce a substance called prostaglandin, which, in turn, stimulates powerful uterine contractions.”
“In addition, endometrial lesions emit high levels of a hormonelike substance known as prostaglandin, which can cause dramatic contractions within the uterus or fallopian tubes.”
“Older glaucoma drugs like latanoprost and travoprost -- called prostaglandin analogs because they bind to prostaglandins or lipids -- also stimulated lash growth but not as much.”
“The drug is a synthetic prostaglandin, which is a hormone-like messenger found in both sexes that acts on stomachs, kidneys, blood vessels and the uterus.”
“Others cells from each patient were subjected to UVR and levels of a pro-inflammatory chemical called prostaglandin-E2 (PGE2) measured.”
“Older glaucoma drugs like latanoprost and travoprost -- called prostaglandin analogs because they bind to prostaglandins or lipids -- also stimulated lashes but not as much.”
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