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Descriptor English: Prostaglandins
Descriptor Spanish: Prostaglandinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Prostaglandinas
Descriptor French: Prostaglandines
Entry term(s): Prostaglandin
Prostanoid
Prostanoids
Tree number(s): D10.251.355.255.550
D23.469.050.175.725
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011453
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
Entry Combination: analogs & derivatives:Prostaglandins, Synthetic
antagonists & inhibitors:Prostaglandin Antagonists
Public MeSH Note: 66
History Note: 66(63)
Related: Prostaglandin Antagonists MeSH
Receptors, Prostaglandin MeSH
DeCS ID: 27774
Unique ID: D011453
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
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) Prostaglandin
Prostanoid
Prostanoids



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