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Substance Name: Prostaglandins
RN: 11000-26-3


  • A group of compounds derived from unsaturated 20-carbon fatty acids, primarily arachidonic acid, via the cyclooxygenase pathway. They are extremely potent mediators of a diverse group of physiological processes.
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MeSH Heading

  • Prostaglandins


  • EINECS 234-237-8
  • Prostaglandin

Systematic Name

  • Prostaglandins

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 11000-26-3

System Generated Number

  • 0011000263