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Medical Term:

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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