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prostacyclin

[pros-tuh-sahy-klin] /ˌprɒs təˈsaɪ klɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a prostaglandin, C 2 0 H 3 2 O 5 , that specifically inhibits the formation of blood clots.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; prosta(te) + cycl(ic) + -in2, on the model of prostaglandin
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prostacyclin in Medicine

prostacyclin pros·ta·cy·clin (prŏs'tə-sī'klĭn)
n.
A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels that acts as a vasodilator and inhibits platelet aggregation.

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