autocoid


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au·to·coid

 (ô′tə-koid′)
n.
Variant of autacoid.
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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].
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