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mediator

mediator (me´de-a-ter, -tor)

An intermediary substance or thing.
pharmacologic m.'s of anaphylaxis substances released from mast (and other) cells by the reaction of antigen and specific homocytotropic antibody on their surfaces; they include histamine, slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis (SRS-A), bradykinin, and (in some species of animals) serotonin.

 

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