Prostaglandin

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Prostaglandins are lipid&nbsp;[[Hormones|hormones]] acquired from [[arachidonic acid|arachdinoic acid]]. They are created at the site of an injury and aid in the healing process in several different ways including triggering [[Inflammation|inflammation]] at the site of injury, forming a blood clot if needed and also causing constriction or dilation in the surrounding smooth muscle cells.<ref>https://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/hormones/prostaglandins</ref>
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Prostaglandins are lipid [[Hormones|hormones]] acquired from [[Arachidonic acid|arachdinoic acid]]. They are created at the site of an injury and aid in the healing process in several different ways including triggering [[Inflammation|inflammation]] at the site of injury, forming a blood clot if needed and also causing constriction or dilation in the surrounding smooth muscle cells<ref>https://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/hormones/prostaglandins</ref>.
  
== '''<u></u>'''<u>'''Clinical uses of Prostaglandins'''</u> ==
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=== Clinical uses of Prostaglandins  ===
  
-Induces labor  
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*Induces labor  
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*Induces termination of a pregnancy
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*Used in treatment of peptic ulcers<ref>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6868938</ref>.
  
-Induces termination of a pregnancy
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=== References  ===
  
-Used in treatment of peptic ulcers<ref>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6868938</ref>  
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== '''References''' ==
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1.https://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/hormones/prostaglandins
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2.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6868938
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Latest revision as of 16:17, 17 October 2018

Prostaglandins are lipid hormones acquired from arachdinoic acid. They are created at the site of an injury and aid in the healing process in several different ways including triggering inflammation at the site of injury, forming a blood clot if needed and also causing constriction or dilation in the surrounding smooth muscle cells[1].

Clinical uses of Prostaglandins

References

  1. https://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/hormones/prostaglandins
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6868938
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