prostaglandin


prostaglandin
n. any of a number of hormone-like substances that are derived from amino acids and help to regulate various bodily functions in mammalian creatures (i.e. metabolism, blood pressure, smooth muscle activity)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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