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a family of biologically active compounds derived from arachidonic acid by oxidative metabolism through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway. They participate in host defense reactions and pathophysiological conditions such as immediate hypersensitivity and inflammation. They have potent actions on many essential organs and systems, including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system as well as the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.

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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... the pro-inflammatory chemical mediators in the body including the compounds such as histamine, some of the prostaglandins and the compounds called leukotrienes. Scientists believe that these compounds are responsible for the pain, the swelling, the redness and the eventual scarring reactions that ...

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by Jennuan
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: Function of Nadh

... acid is an unsaturated twenty-carbon fatty acid precursor to a number of molecules like the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, prostacyclins and leukotrienes. The whole "lot" of these compounds go by the general label of eicosanoids simply because they are all 20-carbon molecules; eikoisi ...

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by blcr11
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Function of Nadh
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What is cancer?(in genral)

... multiple mechanisms: 1) tumours have ways of inducing inflammation via release of many inflammatory mediators (cytokines, prostaglandins, leukotrienes) -> thus inflammatory pain 2) the tumours can damage activate and damage sensory nerves -> neuropathic pain 3) tumour can grow in ...

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by Revenged
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is cancer?(in genral)
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