January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1788
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A definition of the term "prostacyclin" is presented. The term is used to refer to a derivative of prostaglandins, a group of hormonelike fatty acids found throughout the body that affects blood pressure and other important body processes. Prostacyclin form in the walls of blood vessels, prevent blood clots and usually dilate blood vessels.


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