autacoid


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any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification

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Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology23 (5-6): 319-26.
Secreted IL-1[beta] also acts in an autacoid manner, to engage IL-1[beta] receptors, activate the signaling molecule MyD88, and stimulate additional inflammatory reactions.
It modulates the expression of proinflammatory genes transcription for cytokines, growth factors, adhesion molecules, nitric oxide, prostanoids and autacoids.
The course contents included general pharmacology, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, blood, autacoids, respiratory system, endocrine system and chemotherapeutic agents.
Cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme is responsible for the biosynthesis of the prostaglandins and certain related autacoids and is considered to be a major component of the mechanism of NSAIDs.