Prostaglandins and related compounds in the perinatal pulmonary circulation.

Abstract

It is clear that the products of arachidonate metabolism (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, thromboxanes, etc) are involved in both normal and pathophysiologic pulmonary vascular responses. However, the precise roles of these compounds in the various pulmonary vasoregulatory processes remain unclear. This paper reviews the synthetic pathways for these compounds… (More)

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