NATOO PATEL, M.D.
In recent years a unique group of chemically closely related compounds—the prostaglandins—have appeared on the medical horizon. Because of their ability to affect a host of physiological functions they appear to have potential value in a wide variety of clinical conditions. Research in progress spans many countries and hundreds of centers and includes studies on the cardiovasculorenal system (blood pressure, water and electrolyte excretion), the female and male reproductive systems (the induction of labor and therapeutic abortion and antifertility and fertility), the pulmonary system (bronchodilation), the upper respiratory system (nasal patency), and the gastrointestinal system (gastric antisecretory activity).
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PATEL N. Prostaglandins: Newest of the Hormones?. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:483–485. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-483
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