TITLE

slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2016
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21245850

 

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