prostaglandins


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prostaglandins

Fatty acids with local hormone-like and other effects. They occur in most tissues.
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The two major pathways to the production of prostaglandins in dogs are called Cox 1 and Cox 2, with the latter being the most important route.
Prostaglandins are biologically-active lipid mediators that are involved in the regulation of many reproductive events such as ovulation, corpus luteum regression, implantation and establishment of pregnancy (Karim and Hillier, 1979).
In conclusion, we suggest that prostaglandins should be considered in the treatment of AR, and that the effects of these types of drugs should be tested clinically in patients.
Aspirin works by stopping the production of prostaglandins, molecules that send pain messages from the injured part of your body to your brain.
Prostaglandins, masculinization and its disorders: effects of fetal exposure of the rat to the cyclooxygenase inhibitor indomethacin.
Inflammation itself arises from myriad etiologic pathways, with multiple inflammatory mediators potentially involved, including histamines, cytokines, eicosanoids (for example, prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes), complement cascade components, kinins, fibrinopeptide enzymes, nuclear factor-kappa B, and free radicals.
Even though all patients undergoing cataract surgery receive preoperatively topical mydriatic agents, intraoperative pupillary miosis may occur due to the release of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins) or due to iris surgical trauma [1] Miotic pupils during cataract surgery have been associated with increased complication rates during cataract surgery, leading in some cases in visual loss [2, 3].
An added factor may be hypertonus caused by prostaglandins. [4] Cervical lacerations are common at term pregnancy.
It's important to understand how different painkillers work and to deal with the root cause of the problem: PARACETAMOL: Blocks molecules called prostaglandins, which tell the brain the body is in pain.
ASPIRIN: Prevents the enzyme cyclooxygenase from releasing "prostaglandins" - natural secretions that transmit messages of pain to the brain.
In recent decades, science has shown that dysmenorrhea results from an imbalance in prostaglandins, which are substances produced throughout the body that control contraction and relaxation of smooth muscles (such as the uterus, the strongest muscle in the body) and many other functions.
Vaginal prostaglandins E2 are effective whatever the cervical conditions.