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isoprostane

Pronunciation: i-so-pros-tan

Definition: Compound derived from the free radical oxidation of arachidonic acid; resembles in some manner the prostoglandins. Elevated levels may be associated with atherosclerosis, hepatorenal syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and carcinogenesis.

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