"Prostaglandins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A group of compounds derived from unsaturated 20-carbon fatty acids, primarily arachidonic acid, via the cyclooxygenase pathway. They are extremely potent mediators of a diverse group of physiological processes.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Prostaglandins".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Prostaglandins".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prostaglandins" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Prostaglandins" was a major or minor topic of these publication.