pharmacologic mediators of anaphylaxis
Definition: substances released from mast (and other) cells by the reaction of antigen and specific homocytotropic antibody on their surfaces; they include histamine, leukotrienes, bradykinin, and (in some species of animals) serotonin.
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.