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- Allergy and immunology : In medicine medical specialty concerned with the hypersensitivity of the individual to foreign substances and protection from the resultant infection or disorder; may be a subspecialty of internal medicine or pediatrics; also includes the biological scientific study of the immune system and the development of laboratory support for immune phenomena
- Gell and Coombs classification of immune reactions : Widely used in medicine, a four-group classification for immune hypersensitivity reactions
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- Basophil : A circulating leukocyte which, when sensitized to a specific antigen by means of an immunoglobulin E molecule bound to its surface, will release physiologically potent chemicals on recognizing that antigen
- Bradykinin : Nonapeptide messenger that is enzymatically produced from kallidin in the blood where it is a potent but short-lived agent of arteriolar dilation and increased capillary permeability.
- Histamine : A biogenic amine involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter.
- Immunoglobulin : Proteins produced by lymphocytes, which are primarily antibodies to attack material the body considers hostile, although some may act as cytokines, signaling to other cells
- Mast cell : Non-circulating, but leukocyte-like (especially basophil) associated with the inflammatory response, especially the release of histamine.