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A compound that is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing contraction of smooth muscle and dilation of capillaries.
- ‘Opioids can cause itching, by releasing histamine from mast cells.’
- ‘Allergic reactions involve the release of histamine, a chemical that triggers inflammation and swelling.’
- ‘The allergic reaction causes the cells to release histamine, a chemical which prompts the sneezing and itching impulse.’
- ‘Quercetin reduces histamine degranulation and the subsequent release of histamine and inflammatory leukotrienes.’
- ‘In anaphylactic reactions it does switch off the cells that are releasing histamine…’
Early 20th century: blend of histidine and amine.
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