Definitions for "Eicosanoid"
A hormone derived from a 20-carbon atom, polyunsaturated fat. Eicosanoids are made by every cell in the body. As autocrine hormones, they are constantly produced by the cell to sample the external environment.
any of a class of compounds derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids (as arachidonic acid) and involved in cellular activity
Hormone-like compound that may decrease inflammation in blood vessels.
One of a group of substances that help regulate a wide diversity of physiological processes.