tryptase

noun

tryp·​tase ˈtrip-ˌtās How to pronounce tryptase (audio) -ˌtāz How to pronounce tryptase (audio)
: a protease of human mast cells that has been implicated as a pathological mediator of numerous allergic and inflammatory conditions (as asthma, rhinitis, and conjunctivitis)

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“Tryptase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tryptase. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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