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Clinical pharmacology of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: novel acquisitions

  • A. Sala
  • R. Ballerio
  • S. Viappiani
  • S. Zarini
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Abstract

Prostaglandins (PGs), thromboxanes (TXs), leukotrienes (LTs), and hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs) are collectively referred to as eicosanoids because they are derived from 20-carbon essential fatty acids that contain three, four or five double bonds (i.e. 8, 11, 14-eicosatrienoic acid, 5, 8, 11, 14-eicosatetraenoic acid or arachidonic acid and 5, 8, 11, 14, 17-eicosapentaenoic acid). In humans, arachidonic acid represents the most abundant percursor.

Keywords

Arachidonic Acid Arachidonic Acid Metabolism Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acid Unesterified Arachidonic Acid Icosatetraenoic Acid 
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  • A. Sala
  • R. Ballerio
  • S. Viappiani
  • S. Zarini

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