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PROSTAGLANDIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prostaglandin mean? 

PROSTAGLANDIN (noun)
  The noun PROSTAGLANDIN has 1 sense:

1. a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity

  Familiarity information: PROSTAGLANDIN used as a noun is very rare.


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PROSTAGLANDIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity

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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("prostaglandin" is a kind of...):

autacoid; autocoid (any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification)


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