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Descriptor English: Eicosanoids
Descriptor Spanish: Eicosanoides
Descriptor Portuguese: Eicosanoides
Descriptor French: Éicosanoïdes
Entry term(s): Icosanoids
Tree number(s): D10.251.355.255
D23.469.050.175
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015777
Scope note: A class of compounds named after and generally derived from C20 fatty acids (EICOSANOIC ACIDS) that includes PROSTAGLANDINS; LEUKOTRIENES; THROMBOXANES, and HYDROXYEICOSATETRAENOIC ACIDS. They have hormone-like effects mediated by specialized receptors (RECEPTORS, EICOSANOID).
Annotation: GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Arachidonic Acids (1967-1989)
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated (1973-1989)
Leukotrienes (1989)
Prostaglandins (1966-1989)
Thromboxanes (1978-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
Related: Receptors, Eicosanoid MeSH
DeCS ID: 24616
Unique ID: D015777
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/05/15
Revision Date: 2015/06/18
Eicosanoids - Preferred
Concept UI M0024172
Scope note A class of compounds named after and generally derived from C20 fatty acids (EICOSANOIC ACIDS) that includes PROSTAGLANDINS; LEUKOTRIENES; THROMBOXANES, and HYDROXYEICOSATETRAENOIC ACIDS. They have hormone-like effects mediated by specialized receptors (RECEPTORS, EICOSANOID).
Preferred term Eicosanoids
Entry term(s) Icosanoids



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