weal-and-flare


weal-and-flare

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Histamine — Substance that plays a major role in many allergic reactions. Histamine dilates blood vessels and makes the vessel walls abnormally permeable. * * * A vasodepressor amine derived from histidine by histidine decarboxylase and present in ergot and… …   Medical dictionary

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  • triple response — The vascular changes in the skin in response to mild mechanical injury, an outward spreading zone of reddening (flare) followed rapidly by a weal (swelling) at the site of injury. Redness, heat, and swelling, three of the ‘cardinal signs’ of… …   Dictionary of molecular biology


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