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Descriptor in English: Prostaglandins
Descriptor in Spanish: Prostaglandinas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Prostaglandinas
Descriptor in French: Prostaglandines
Entry term(s): Prostanoids
Tree number(s): D10.251.355.255.550
D23.469.050.175.725
Scope note: A group of compounds derived from unsaturated 20-carbon fatty acids, primarily arachidonic acid, via the cyclooxygenase pathway. They are extremely potent mediators of a diverse group of physiological processes.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; /chem syn: do not convert to PROSTAGLANDINS, SYNTHETIC
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
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
History Note: 66(63)
See also the descriptors: Prostaglandin Antagonists MeSH
Receptors, Prostaglandin MeSH
DeCS UI: 27774
Descriptor UI: D011453
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/25
Prostaglandins - Preferred
Concept UI M0017805
Scope note A group of compounds derived from unsaturated 20-carbon fatty acids, primarily arachidonic acid, via the cyclooxygenase pathway. They are extremely potent mediators of a diverse group of physiological processes.
Preferred term Prostaglandins
Entry term(s) Prostanoids



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