leukotriene(redirected from Receptors, leukotriene)
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Any of several lipid compounds that contain 20 carbon atoms, are related to prostaglandins, and mediate the inflammatory response.
(Biochemistry) one of a class of products of metabolic conversion of arachidonic acid; the active constituents of slow-reacting substance, responsible for bronchial constriction, contraction of smooth muscle, and inflammatory processes
[C20: from leukocyte, in which they were discovered + triene from the conjugated triene unit that they contain]
or leu•co•tri•ene(ˌlu kəˈtraɪ in)
a lipid, C20H30O3, produced by white blood cells in an immune response to antigens, that contributes to allergic asthma and inflammatory reactions.