What is autacoid?

Autacoid is a substance that produces a local effect on the cells adjacent to the site of production; autacoids are produced in a variety of body tissues.

Autacoids or «autocoids» are biological factors which act like local hormones, have a brief duration, and act near their site of synthesis. The word autacoid comes from the Greek words «autos» and «acos». The effects of autacoids are primarily…

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