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Leukotrienes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Leukotrienes
Tree Number(s)
D10.251.355.255.100.450
D10.251.355.310.166.887
D23.469.050.175.450
Unique ID
D015289
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015289
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
A family of biologically active compounds derived from arachidonic acid by oxidative metabolism through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway. They participate in host defense reactions and pathophysiological conditions such as immediate hypersensitivity and inflammation. They have potent actions on many essential organs and systems, including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system as well as the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.
Entry Term(s)
Leukotriene
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 90
Previous Indexing
Arachidonic Acids (1979-1988)
Leukotrienes B (1983-1988)
SRS-A (1979-1988)
See Also
Receptors, Leukotriene
Public MeSH Note
89
History Note
89
Entry Combination
antagonists & inhibitors:Leukotriene Antagonists
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/24
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Leukotrienes Preferred
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