Any of a group of cyclic fatty acid compounds with varying hormonelike effects, notably the promotion of uterine contractions.
More example sentences
- Aspirin blocks a group of enzymes that synthesize prostaglandins, which are hormones that assist in pain, inflammation and blood clotting.
- This enzyme is responsible for your body's production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances involved in inflammation and pain.
- It prompts the body to release chemicals called prostaglandins, which trigger uterine contractions.
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