Autacoid meaning

ôtə-koid
An organic substance, such as a hormone, produced in one part of an organism and transported by the blood, lymph, or sap to another part of the organism where it exerts a physiologic effect on that part.
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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.
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An organic substance, such as a hormone, produced in one part of an organism and transported by the blood, lymph, or sap to another part of the organism where it exerts a physiologic effect on that part.
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A hormone or similar compound.
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Origin of autacoid

  • aut(o)– Greek akos cure –oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek aut- +‎ ἄκος (akos, “remedy”) +‎ -oid

    From Wiktionary