Original Title: Prostaglandins And Related CompoundsThis volume contains more than 100 papers presented by leading investigators worldwide at the Ninth International Conference on Prostaglandins and Related Compounds. These presentations cover the entire spectrum of contemporary research on eicosanoids and highlight the applications of this research in the development and therapeutic use of new drugs. Major sections of the book review the most recent advances in the study of phospholipases, cyclooxygenase pathways, lipoxygenase pathways, cytochrome P450 and other oxygenase products, and isoprostanes. Other sections focus on receptors and on the role of eicosanoids in immunology, inflammation, cell differentiation and proliferation, blood cells and the vascular wall, and the respiratory, cardiovascular, and renal systems. Close attention is given to recent research on platelet-activating factor (PAF) and nitric oxide. Also included are extensive updates on ocular prostaglandin research and discussions of the use of prostaglandin E[subscript 1] in the management of erectile dysfunction. This volume is an essential reference for pharmacologists, biochemists, cell biologists, and physiologists, as well as for clinicians treating the wide range of diseases in which eicosanoids play a role.