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Thromboxane A2

An unstable intermediate between the prostaglandin endoperoxides and thromboxane B2. The compound has a bicyclic oxaneoxetane structure. It is a potent inducer of platelet aggregation and causes vasoconstriction. It is the principal component of rabbit aorta contracting substance (RCS).

Year introduced: 1986(1978)

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Tree Number(s): D10.251.355.255.100.825.800, D10.251.355.310.166.971.800

MeSH Unique ID: D013928

Registry Number: 57576-52-0

Entry Terms:

  • A2, Thromboxane
  • Rabbit Aorta Contracting Substance

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