Category: Blood Vessels

Prostacyclin Overview

Prostacyclin (also called prostaglandin I2 or PGI2) is a prostaglandin member of the eicosanoid family of lipid molecules. It inhibits platelet activation and is also an effective vasodilator. When used as a drug, it is also known as epoprostenol.[1] The terms are sometimes used interchangeably.[2] Contents 1 Function 2 Medical uses 3 Degradation 4 Mechanism 5 Members[7] 6 Pharmacology 7 Synthesis 7.1 Biosynthesis 7.2 Artificial synthesis 8...

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