thromboxane
noun Etymology: thromb- + ox- + -ane Date: 1975 any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause construction of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, and promote blood clotting

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  • Thromboxane — is a member of the family of lipids known as eicosanoids. The two major thromboxanes are thromboxane A2 and thromboxane B2.Thromboxane is named for its role in clot formation (thrombosis).ProductionIt is produced in platelets by thromboxane A… …   Wikipedia

  • Thromboxane — A2 Les thromboxanes sont des hormones à effet vasoconstricteurs. Elles engendrent une augmentation de la pression artérielle. Elles activent aussi l agrégation des plaquettes et aident à la coagulation sanguine et au thrombus ou caillot sanguin d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thromboxane — [thrämbäk′sān] n. [ THROMB(O) + OX(Y) + ANE] any of various derivatives of prostaglandins, which form on blood platelets and, usually, cause blood clots and constrict blood vessels: Cf. PROSTACYCLIN …   English World dictionary

  • thromboxane — The formal parent of the thromboxanes; prostanoic acid in which the –COOH has been reduced to –CH3 and an oxygen atom has been inserted between carbons 11 and 12. * * * throm·box·ane thräm bäk .sān n any of several substances that are produced… …   Medical dictionary

  • thromboxane — /throm bok sayn/, n. Biochem. a compound, C20H32O5, formed in blood platelets, that constricts blood vessels and promotes clotting. [1935 40; THROMB + OX + ANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • thromboxane — noun Any of a number of eicosanoids, related to prostaglandin, that have a role in the clotting of blood …   Wiktionary

  • thromboxane — [θrɒm bɒkseɪn] noun Biochemistry a hormone of the prostacyclin type released from blood platelets, which induces platelet aggregation and arterial constriction …   English new terms dictionary

  • thromboxane — throm·box·ane …   English syllables

  • thromboxane — throm•box•ane [[t]θrɒmˈbɒk seɪn[/t]] n. biochem. a compound, C20H32O5, formed in blood platelets, that constricts blood vessels and promotes clotting • Etymology: 1975; thromb (us) +ox + ane …   From formal English to slang

  • thromboxane — thrämˈbäkˌsān noun ( s) Etymology: thromb + ox (I) + ane : any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause constriction of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, and promote blood clotting …   Useful english dictionary

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