Definition of thromboxane in English:

thromboxane

Line breaks: thromb|oxane
Pronunciation: /θrɒmˈbɒkseɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A hormone of the prostacyclin type released from blood platelets, which induces platelet aggregation and arterial constriction.
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    • As a platelet is activated it can release ADP and thromboxane, both potent autocatalytic molecules.
    • Aspirin suppresses prostaglandin (which inhibits platelet activation and dilates blood vessels) and thromboxane (which encourages platelet activation and constricts vessels).
    • The sulfide metabolite of sulfinpyrazone affects platelet aggregation by inhibiting thromboxane production.

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