autocoid


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au·to·coid

 (ô′tə-koid′)
n.
Variant of autacoid.

autocoid

(ˈɔːtəˌkɔɪd)
n
a variant spelling of autacoid
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Noun1.autocoid - any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
prostaglandin - a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity
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Although melatonin was first identified as being synthesized in the pineal gland, it is also produced in many other organs [12,13], where it is believed to have important local functions as paracoid or autocoid [36].
47) However, our studies showed modulation of NFkB and AP-1-dependent transcripts at low concentrations of celecoxib, which is therefore likely to predominantly reflect the balance of eicosanoids acting in an autocoid fashion to regulate gene expression in chondrocytes, rather than direct effect of the drug itself.
adscendens, which is used in folk medicine to manage inflammatory disorders, including bronchial asthma, stabilizes smooth muscles against tone- and agonist-induced contractions (Addy and Burka, 1989) and would be expected to protect against cell membrane depolarization, leading to autocoid release and hence smooth-muscle contractions.