TITLE

urticaria

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2279
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "urticaria" is presented. The term refers to multiple swollen areas on the skin that are intensely itchy and last up to 24 hours. Urticaria is caused by vasodilation of skin capillaries due to mast cell release of vasoactive mediators.
ACCESSION #
21250202

 

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