Recent Examples of histamine from the Web
Our immune system mistakes pollen as a foreign threat and releases antibodies that attack the allergens, which then releases histamines, causing the familiar runny nose, itchy eyes and throat among other possible symptoms.
With a food allergy, your immune system makes too much of an antibody that then fights the threatening food allergens by releasing histamines and other chemicals.
But that limit is based on ingesting histamine, not breathing it.
The chemical histamine, which regulates much of the inflammatory response, is also a monoamine, so perhaps there’s a link there too?
Viva Mayr puts guests through rigorous testing to determine sensitivity to things like histamine-generating red wine and cheese.
Your body may respond by producing chemicals called histamines, prompting an allergic reaction.
The healthier your immune system, the more equipped your body is to battle histamines.
Once the Simon Fraser University research team added histamine to their traps, everything changed.
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Origin and Etymology of histamine
First Known Use: circa 1913See Words from the same year
HISTAMINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of histamine for English Language Learners
medical : a chemical substance in the body that causes the symptoms that people experience when they are allergic to something
medical Definition of histamine
histaminicplay \ˌhis-tə-ˈmin-ik\ adjective
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