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A prostaglandin that is a powerful vasodilator and inhibits platelet aggregation. It is biosynthesized enzymatically from PROSTAGLANDIN ENDOPEROXIDES in human vascular tissue. The sodium salt has been also used to treat primary pulmonary hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PULMONARY).

Year introduced: 1991 (1978)

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Tree Number(s): D10.251.355.255.550.550.500, D23.469.050.175.725.550.500

MeSH Unique ID: D011464

Registry Number: DCR9Z582X0

Entry Terms:

  • Prostacyclin
  • Prostaglandin I(2)
  • Prostaglandin I2
  • Epoprostanol
  • Epoprostenol Sodium
  • Epoprostenol Sodium Salt, (5Z,9alpha,11alpha,13E,15S)-Isomer
  • Flolan
  • Veletri

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