prostaglandin

prostaglandin [präs΄tə glan′din]
n.
[< PROSTATE + GLAND1 + -IN1]
any of a group of hormonelike fatty acids found throughout the body, esp. in semen, that affect blood pressure, metabolism, body temperature, and other important body processes

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