The eicosanoids and their biochemical mechanisms of action.

@article{Smith1989TheEA,
  title={The eicosanoids and their biochemical mechanisms of action.},
  author={William Leo Smith},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={259 2},
  pages={315-24}
}
Low dosages of aspirin [1,2] and ingestion of certain fish oils [3-6] have recently been touted as having some value in preventing cardiovascular disease. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which exerts its action by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins. The abundant w)3 polyunsaturated fatty acids of fish oils derived from cod and salmon also affect the synthesis of prostaglandins, as well as the synthesis of the leukotrienes and related hydroxy fatty acids; the effects of… CONTINUE READING
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