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Prostaglandins are a subclass of eicosanoids derived from long chain fatty acids.

Prostaglandins are involved in a diverse range of functions including vasodilation, uterus contraction, pain, gastric acid secretion, and autonomic neurotransmitters.

Prostaglandins can also by pyrogenic.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

They are found in almost all cells with a nucleus. They are produced by the oxidation of arachidonic acid, DGLA or EPA from the cell membrane by phospholipase A2.

Exercise[edit | edit source]

In healthy people, Prostaglandin E2 levels are raised significantly for days after exercise.[1]

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