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A prostaglandin produced in the walls of blood vessels that acts as a vasodilator and inhibits platelet aggregation.


(Biochemistry) biochem any of several prostaglandins produced in the blood vessels, causing vasodilation and inhibiting platelet aggregation


(ˌprɒs təˈsaɪ klɪn)

a prostaglandin, C20H32O5, that specifically inhibits the formation of blood clots.
[1975–80; prosta (te) + cycl (ic) + -in1, on the model of prostaglandin]
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announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its improved formulation of epoprostenol sodium for the intravenous treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to Actelion LTD.
GeneraMedix Epoprostenol for Injection is available in 10 mL vials containing lyophilized epoprostenol sodium equivalent to 1.
The company provides home health care, infusion therapy and clinical support services to Pulmonary Hypertension patients and, since 1996, has served as distributor of Epoprostenol Sodium (brand name, Flolan(R)), an intravenous, catheter-injected blood vessel dilator utilized in the treatment of advanced-stage Pulmonary Hypertension.