noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound of the prostaglandin type produced in arterial walls, which functions as an anticoagulant and vasodilator.
- Other common therapies including anticoagulant treatment and prostacyclin have been used.
- The endothelium produces several regulatory mediators, including nitric oxide and prostacyclin, which are vasodilators, and endothelin, which is a vasoconstrictor.
- Aspirin also reduces endothelial cell production of prostacyclin, an inhibitor of platelet aggregation and a vasodilator.
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