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anaphylatoxin

anaphylatoxin in Medicine

anaphylatoxin an·a·phyl·a·tox·in or an·a·phyl·o·tox·in (ān'ə-fĭl'ə-tŏk'sĭn)
n.
A substance that may cause the release of histamine and other compounds that cause hypersensitivity, thus triggering some or all of the symptoms of anaphylaxis.

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