slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2016
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A definition of the term "slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis" is presented. It is the old name given to leukotrienes C4, D4, and E4, arachidonic acid metabolites that conduce to the pathophysiology of asthma. It causes prolonged bronchoconstriction, increased vascular permeability, increased bronchial mucous secretion, and vasoconstriction.


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