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slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis

slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis in Medicine

slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis n.
Abbr. SRS-A
A substance released in anaphylactic shock that produces slower and more prolonged contraction of muscle than does histamine. Also called slow-reacting factor of anaphylaxis.

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