Medical Definition of Phorbol ester

1. Polycyclic compound isolated from croton oil in which two hydroxyl groups on neighbouring carbon atoms are esterified to fatty acids. The commonest of these derivatives is phorbol myristoyl acetate (PMA). Potent co carcinogens or tumour promotors, they are diacyl glycerol analogues and activate protein kinase C irreversibly. (31 Dec 1997)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Phorbol Ester

phonotypes
phonotypies
phonotypist
phonotypists
phonotypy
phons
phony
phonying
phoo
phooey
phor-
phorate
phorates
phorbin
phorbol
phorbol ester (current term)
phorbol esters
phorbols
phorboxazole
phoresies
phoresis
phoresy
phoretic
phoria
phorid
phorids
phormicin
phorminges
phorminx
phorminxes

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