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A group of compounds derived from unsaturated 20-carbon fatty acids, primarily arachidonic acid, via the cyclooxygenase pathway. They are extremely potent mediators of a diverse group of physiological processes.

Year introduced: 1966(1963)

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Tree Number(s): D10.251.355.255.550, D23.469.050.175.725

MeSH Unique ID: D011453

Entry Terms:

  • Prostanoids
  • Prostanoid
  • Prostaglandin

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