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    Substance capable of releasing histamine from mast cells.


A chemical present in cells throughout the body that is released during an allergic reaction and one of the substances responsible for the symptoms of inflammation.


The stage in mitosis or meiosis during which the sister chromatids (mitosis) or homologous chromosomes (meiosis) separate and migrate toward the opposite poles of the cell.

The inability to feel touch. From the Greek prefix an, not + Greek haphe, touch = inability to (feel) touch. A person with anaphia is said to be anaptic.

Anaphylactic shock
A severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been previously exposed to. The reaction may include itchy skin, edema, collapsed blood vessels, fainting, and difficulty in breathing.

Anaphylactoid purpura

Immediate hypersensitivity response to antigenic challenge, mediated by IgE and mast cells. It is a life-threatening allergic reaction, caused by the release of pharmacologically active agents.

Characteristics of a cell (structure and orientation) that make it identifiable as a cancer cell. Malignant.

A tick-borne disease of cattle, sheep, and related ruminants caused by a microorganism called Anaplasma marginale and characterized by anemia and jaundice. Also called gallsickness and gall sickness.

The art and science of restoring a malformed or absent part of the human body through artificial means. An anaplastologist makes prosthetic devices. From the Greek ana, again, + plastos, formed. See also: Prosthesis.

Anapolis doctors
All doctors near Anapolis, Brazil. Doctors who can assist a patient in Anapolis.

See: Naproxen.

Anaprox ds
Anaprox ds is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): naproxen sodium.

Suffering from an impaired sense of touch, (a state called anaphia) or tactile anesthesia. An anaptic person has anaphia (an, not + Greek haphe, touch = inability to (feel) touch.


Allelic exclusion
The ability of heterozygous lymphoid cells to produce only one allelic form of antigen-specific receptor when they have the genetic endowment to produce both. Genes other than those for the specific receptors are usually expressed codominantly.

An antigen responsible for producing allergic reactions by inducing IgE formation.

Having a genetic dissimilarity within the same species.

A tissue transplant (graft) between two genetically nonidentical members of a species.

Antigenic determinants that are present in allelic (alternate) forms. When used in association with immunoglobulin, allotypes describe allelic variants of immunoglobulins detected by antibodies raised between members of the same species.


Immediate hypersensitivity response to antigenic challenge, mediated by IgE and mast cells. It is a life-threatening allergic reaction, caused by the release of pharmacologically active agents.

Antigen-binding site
The part of an immunoglobulin molecule that binds antigen specifically.

Antigen receptor
The specific antigen-binding receptor on T or B lymphocytes; these receptors are transcribed and translated from rearrangements of V genes.

Antigenic determinant
A single antigenic site or epitope on a complex antigenic molecule or particle.

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