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Definition: Abbreviations, with numeric subscripts according to structure, often used for prostaglandins. Letters A, B, and so on, indicate the nature of the cyclopentane ring (substituents, double bonds, orientation); numeric subscripts indicate the number of double bonds in the alkyl chains.

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