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Concept #2: Eicosanoid Functions

Concept #3: 1) Prostaglandins

Concept #4: 2) Thromboxanes

Concept #5: 3) Leukotrienes

Practice: Which of the following fatty acids is the precursor to the eicosanoids?

A) Arachadonic Acid.

B) Palmitic Acid. 

C) Steric Acid. 

D) Oleic Acid.

E) Carboxylic acid.

Practice: Which of the following is true regarding eicosanoids?

A) All eicosanoids contain three conjugated double bonds. 

B) All eicosanoids contain arachidonic acid and sphingosine. 

C) Prostaglandins and leukotrienes both contain a ring structure. 

D) Thromboxanes, prostaglandins & leukotrienes all contain a carboxyl group. 

Practice: Prostaglandins are local regulators whose chemical structure is derived from:

A) Oligosaccharides.

B) Fatty Acids.

C) Steroids.

D) Amino Acids. 

E) Isoprenoids.

Practice: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), like aspirin & ibuprofen, lower body temperatures by blocking production of which eicosanoid? 

A) Biological waxes. 

B) Prostaglandins. 

C) Sphingolipids. 

D) Vitamin D. 

E) Cholesterol & other isoprenoids.