prostaglandins


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prostaglandins

Fatty acids with local hormone-like and other effects. They occur in most tissues.
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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.
2) Comparatively little attention has been paid to the role that ubiquitous biologically active lipids called prostaglandins play in these developmental processes, although studies have found that prostaglandins help initiate male genital development.
Prostaglandins 3mg tablet was kept in the posterior fornix of the vagina, which was repeated 6 hours later.
NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) They block an enzyme called cyclooxygenase which helps make prostaglandins.
Grosser, "Prostanoids & inflammatory pain," Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators, vol.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Aspirin has a second effect, researchers have found: Not only does it kill cyclooxygenase, thus preventing production of the prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain, it also prompts the enzyme to generate another compound that hastens the end of inflammation, returning the affected cells to homeostatic health.
It was reported yesterday that the contract has been signed for Topokine to use a method to manufacture a class of prostaglandins that decreases fat for all skin applications.
In addition, the prostaglandins work on the neighboring mesenchymal cells, activating the secretion of a delaying substance in them and increasing the production of receptors for this substance on the stem cells, themselves.
Comment: Primary dysmenorrhea is triggered by excessive production of prostaglandins in the uterus.
12) For many years COX-1 was considered to be constitutively expressed in tissues at low levels, generating prostaglandins for normal physiological functions, whereas COX-2 was considered to be an immediate early gene involved in pathology.