Histamine

Science / Biology / Histamine: A chemical released during the infiammatory response that increases capillary blood fiow in the affected area, causing heat and redness.

Antihistamine

Health / Vitamins / Antihistamine: A substance that counteracts the effects of histamine. MORE

Limberger

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Limberger: (see Blaufränkisch above). Also known as the Blauer Limberger or Lemberger. The latter name is used for the grape where found in Washington state in the U.S., which has sizable plantings of this vari MORE

Diphenhydramine

Health / First Aid / Diphenhydramine: Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine sold over-the-counter. Diphenhydramine is also sold as a sleep aid. MORE

Mast Cells

Science / Biology / Mast Cells: Cells that synthesize and release histamine, as during an allergic response; found most often in connective tissue surrounding blood vessels. MORE

Anaphylaxis

Science / Biology / Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction in which histamine is released into the circulatory system; occurs upon subsequent exposure to a particular antigen; also called anaphylactic shock. MORE

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