autocoid


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any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification

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Hardeland et al., "Melatonin: a hormone, a tissue factor, an autocoid, a paracoid, and an antioxidant vitamin," Journal of Pineal Research, vol.
(47) However, our studies showed modulation of NFkB and AP-1-dependent transcripts at low concentrations of celecoxib, which is therefore likely to predominantly reflect the balance of eicosanoids acting in an autocoid fashion to regulate gene expression in chondrocytes, rather than direct effect of the drug itself.
adscendens, which is used in folk medicine to manage inflammatory disorders, including bronchial asthma, stabilizes smooth muscles against tone- and agonist-induced contractions (Addy and Burka, 1989) and would be expected to protect against cell membrane depolarization, leading to autocoid release and hence smooth-muscle contractions.
Table 1: List of drugs prescribed System Number of drugs Percentage of used drugs RS 12 10.5 CVS 17 14.91 Renal 8 7.01 GIT 16 14.03 CNS 15 13.1 Steroids 3 2.63 Autocoids 18 15.78 Hormones 7 6.14 Blood 7 6.14 Vitamins 9 7.89 Antihelminthic 2 1.75 Total 114 CVS: Cardiovascular system, GIT: Gastrointestinal tract, CNS: Central nervous system, RS: Respiratory system Table 2: The ideal time of administration of drugs for the 25 drugs at different dosage and dosage forms studied in the current study Drugs Preferred time of day Amlodipine Morning Nefidipine Morning Telmisartan Bedtime Propranolol Bedtime Metoprolol Morning Enalapril Bedtime Amplodepin+olmesartan Bedtime Furosemides Morning Furosemide+amiloride Morning Furosemide+spiranolactone Morning
In the early phase, autocoids such as serotonin and histamine are implicated and this phase lasts for about an hour.
Proresolving lipid mediators are locally acting autocoids whose concentrations would be expected to be highest at sites of inflammation where they exert their effects.