Eicosanoids

Eicosanoids Definition:

A class of lipids which includes leukotrienes, prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and prostacyclins.

Eicosanoids Explained:

A large group of molecules that come from polyunsaturated fatty acids. Eicosanoids are known as local hormones in the human body, they react to the cells that are active near the site they are located in. They are responsible for many interactions that take place within the body such as dilation, blood pressure, or regulation of inflammation etc.