slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis

noun

: a mixture of three leukotrienes produced in anaphylaxis that causes contraction of smooth muscle after minutes in contrast to histamine which acts in seconds and that is probably responsible for the bronchoconstriction occurring in anaphylaxis
abbreviation SRS-A

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slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis

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“Slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/slow-reacting%20substance%20of%20anaphylaxis. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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