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Definition: 'Isoprostane'

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isoprostane

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī-sō-pros-tān

Definitions:
1. Compound derived from the free radical oxidation of arachidonic acid; resembles in some manner the prostoglandins. Elevated levels may be associated with atherosclerosis, hepatorenal syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and carcinogenesis.



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