Definitions for "Eicosanoids"
A family of powerful, hormone-like compounds produced in the body from essential fatty acids. These compounds include prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and thromboxanes, which are responsible for many of the beneficial effects of essential fatty acid oils.
any of a class of compounds (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, thromboxanes) derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids that exhibit cellular activity.
A class of lipid signalling molecules including the prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes.