Definition of thromboxane in English:

thromboxane

Syllabification: throm·box·ane
Pronunciation: /THrämˈbäksān
 
/

noun

Biochemistry
  • A hormone of the prostacyclin type released from blood platelets. It 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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