- any of a group of natural biochemicals, as serotonin, angiotensin, or histamine, that activate changes in the blood, nerves, etc., similar to those caused by drugs
Origin: aut(o)- plush Classical Greek akos, cure, remedy plush -oid
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Origin: aut(o)- + Greek akos, cure + -oid.
- auˌta·coiˈdal adjective
autacoid - Medical Definition