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The prostaglandins, a relatively "new" class of organic compounds derived from the lipid-soluble, unsaturated acid, and prostanoic acid have been identified in human tissues only during and since the 1930's. Their metabolic, physiological, and pharmacological properties have been studied intensively only since World War II. Their possible roles in disease have been barely discerned, but the isolation of a prostaglandin, medullin, from renal medulla and its postulated relation to renoprival hypertension suggest one way in which these compounds may have, in time, major significance for clinical medicine.
The symposium reported in this volume (Stockholm, June 1966) brought together virtually everyone
Prostaglandins.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:187–188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-187_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(1):187-188.
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