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Nature New Biology

, Volume 231, Issue 25, pp 232–235 | Cite as

Inhibition of Prostaglandin Synthesis as a Mechanism of Action for Aspirin-like Drugs

  • J. R. VANE
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Abstract

Experiments with guinea-pig lung suggest that some of the therapeutic effects of sodium salicylate and aspirin-like drugs are due to inhibition of the synthesis of prostaglandins.

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© Nature Publishing Group 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. VANE
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyInstitute of Basic Medical Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn FieldsLondon

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