Definitions for "Prostaglandins"
Natural hormones contained in a multitude of cells in the body as well as in the seminal fluid. The placement of semen, which contains seminal fluid with prostaglandins, directly in the uterus in quantities greater than 0.2 ml can cause life-threatening shock.
Chemicals found in the body that affect the muscles which constrict and dilate blood vessels.
Group of naturally occurring, chemically related, long-chain hydroxyl fatty acids that stimulate contractility of the uterine and other smooth muscle and have the ability to lower blood pressure, to regulate acid secretion of the stomach, and body temperature and platelet aggregation, and to control inflammation and vascular permeability, etc.
Chemical mediators that control many physiological and biochemical functions in the body. One prostaglandin (PGF2α) can be used to synchronize estrus.
Biochemicals which play special roles in the body, categorized into three families or series, labeled PG1, PG2, and PG3.
Keywords:  dinz, glan, tah, transiently, allergy
pros-tah-GLAN-dinz Lipids released locally and transiently at the site of a cellular disturbance. 660
Chemicals released during an allergic reaction that cause allergy symptoms.
complex group of extremely powerful biological regulators, produced from 20 carbon precursors, initially by the action of the cyclo-oxygenase enzymes.
Keywords:  tablet, gel, ovulation, onset, labour
Natural substances which stimulate the onset of labour contractions. Prostaglandins in gel or tablet form can be used to soften the cervix and to induce labour.
A class of compounds that, among other things, stimulate ovulation.
Keywords:  see
See Prostaglandin.